Date: 18 January 2017 12:13
With time on the Chile star's contract winding down, the Gunners were willing to offload him to Juventus in exchange for Miralem Pjanic
Arsenal wanted to use Alexis Sanchez as a bargaining chip to sign Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, according to Tuttosport.
The Premier League side have yet to agree a contract extension with the Chile international, who previously played in Serie A with Udinese.
Instead of offloading him for a reduced price, they wanted to use him as leverage to sign the Bosnia star.
Juve have been interested in Alexis for several seasons, and wished to sign the ex-Udinese and Barcelona ace to complete a star South American offensive line with Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala.
However, the Serie A champions rejected Arsenal’s offer.