Bayern Munich will rekindle their curiosity in Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez within the January switch window, sources have advised ESPN FC.
Former Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti wished to signal Sanchez in the summertime, however the Bundesliga champions baulked at paying the large switch charge Arsenal had been asking for a participant with a yr left on his contract.
Ancelotti as an alternative introduced in James Rodriguez, with whom he had labored at Actual Madrid, with Sanchez then seeming set to affix forces with Pep Guardiola, his former Barcelona boss, at Manchester Metropolis.
Nevertheless, that deal fell by means of on the final minute when Arsenal had been unable to safe the signing of Thomas Lemar from Monaco.
Robert Lewandowski’s current hamstring pressure, which comes with Thomas Muller additionally out by means of damage, has refocused Bayern’s consideration on Sanchez, the sources mentioned.
Poland captain Lewandowski lately pointed to his heavy workload to elucidate why he had suffered the damage in opposition to RB Leipzig.
And Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic advised Sky Germany on the eve of the Celtic recreation that the German champions had been trying to find an acceptable back-up.
He mentioned: “It is obtained to be somebody who can enhance the group however nonetheless is aware of that Lewandowski is first selection.”
Chile ahead Sanchez will probably be out there on a free switch on the finish of the season, with Metropolis remaining the front-runners for his signature. Nevertheless, Arsenal are prone to want letting him go overseas fairly than to Premier League rivals.
His worldwide teammate Arturo Vidal, who has been at Bayern since 2015, urged Sanchez to affix Bayern this summer time.
Sanchez, 28, has featured within the Europa League for the Gunners however can be eligible to play within the Champions League, in response to UEFA guidelines.
Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. Observe him on Twitter: @LovellLowdown.