Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has hinted his side are not making the transfer of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez a priority for the moment.
The Chile international has been strongly linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium as he heads into the final year of his contract, with Bayern said to be among the contenders for his signature.
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Manchester City are also chasing Sanchez this summer, but Arsenal would understandably prefer not to sell the 28-year-old to one of their biggest Premier League rivals.
Unfortunately for them, however, it looks like Bayern think Sanchez is out of their price range due to his wage demands.
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Uli Hoeness has played down talk of a swoop for Sanchez
Asked by SportBild about Sanchez, he said: ‘I’m not involved in operational business. (Bayern CEO) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hasn’t approached me, therefore the link with him doesn’t seem to be very strong.
‘The salaries being talked about up front of over €20 million (a year) are definitely an amount that isn’t feasible for FC Bayern.’
Alexis Sanchez’s Premier League season
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value for money by targeting top young players, a strategy that looks to be paying off this summer with exciting buys such as Corentin Tolisso and Serge Gnabry.
‘You can’t build a new team with €100 million transfers for 29 and 30-year-olds. That isn’t a policy,’ he said last week.