It is clear that Juventus will not stop trying to sign Alexis Sánchez, despite Barcelona insisting it won't sell him. But it looks like Barça stands alone in this particular case.
That's because Alexis has reportedly agreed to a five-year contract with the Old Lady, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport. Juventus has offered Sánchez €3.8 million a year, with bonuses that would increase the wages up to €4.1 million a year, a million more than his current deal at Barça. Juve is also offering Barça £25 million to buy Alexis.
What's holding the deal back is Barcelona's intentions to wait until after the World Cup. According to the report, the Catalans think they might get a better deal if Alexis has a great performance in Brazil, which would increase his market value. What's almost certain is that Alexis is indeed leaving Camp Nou this summer.
The Bianconeri, though, don't want to wait and continue to talk to both Barça and Alexis to see if they can reach an agreement soon. Sánchez is yet to talk about it publicly, although the Italians are confident that the former 25-year-old will end up returning to Serie A, where he was a star at Udinese.
Alexis enjoyed his best season at Barcelona, with 19 goals and 11 assists, but has been linked to transfer rumours all year, and seems to be on his way out of Barça.
What do you think, Barça fans? Should Alexis leave? Should Barcelona agree to the Juventus deal, or should they wait until after the World Cup?
Updated (06/06/14) - Different from what the first entry of this post said, the actual offer is 25 million. Barcelona rejected the £18 million offer mentioned in the post earlier this week. Then Juventus came back and offered seven million more.
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