ALEXIS SANCHEZ has been “offered to Real Madrid” by his agent, according to reports in Spain.
The Chilean striker is believed to be seeking a move from Arsenal as he wants to play Champions League next season.
And now Spanish news-site OKDiario has reported how his agent, Fernando Felicevich, has contacted Los Blancos to invite them to make a bid.
Felicevic is a popular agent with Chile’s top players in Europe, but despite him contacting Real Madrid, the move faces a few obstacles.
The Spanish website reports that Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane must trim his squad first, and secondly that there are concerns about the “character of Sanchez”.
That could mean Manchester City are in pole position to tempt Arsene Wenger’s hand for a player who has only a year left on his contract.
Despite a flurry of interest in the world class striker, Wenger remains confident of keeping his man.
SunSport has earlier reported how Arsenal believe staying in the capital could be a key factor in his thinking.
Sanchez is understood to love the London life and the prospect of staying there works in Arsenal’s favour.
Wenger is also refusing to rule out Sanchez signing a bumper new deal.
He has one year left on his current terms.
But a fresh contract worth £275,000-a-week could prevent him moving between Premier League clubs, with Arsenal desperate not to strengthen a direct rival.