EXCLUSIVE: PSG will make £35m bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez after signing Neymar

Chilean Sanchez is due to make his return to training today after being given extra time off following the Confederations Cup.

That has however been placed in doubt after he posted a picture on social media earlier this week claiming to be ill.

Sanchez, 28, is in the final year of his Gunners contract and will seek showdown talks with Arsene Wenger when he does return and will tell him that he wants to quit the club.

The Gunners have insisted all summer that he isn’t for sale after contract talks stalled but could decide to soften their stance rather than keep a player who clearly wants to leave.

They are likely to insist that he isn’t for sale to a Premier League rival which would rule out a switch to Man City, who are believed to be Sanchez’s favoured destination.

And the Gunners could also demand around £50 million from PSG which is substantially more than what is widely expected to be their opening bid.

Sanchez is not likely to be the only departure from The Emirates Stadium this summer after Deportivo La Coruna bid £9 million for re-sign striker Lucas Perez.

Jack Wilshire is keen to join West Ham, Carl Jenkinson who interests Swansea and Brighton and Crystal Palace target Callum Chambers who Wenger rates at £20m.

As for Neymar, the Brazilian is set for talks with PSG now Barcelona’s pre-season tour of the USA is over.

Neymar played in Barca’s 3-2 win over Real Madrid in Miami this morning.

PSG are ready to trigger his £196m release clause to prise him away from Barca.

Barca have threatened an appeal against the move should it go through, claiming PSG would break Financial Fair Play rules if they stumped up the world-record fee.

Source: Daily Express