With time on the Chile star’s contract winding down, the Gunners were willing to offload him to Juventus in exchange for Miralem Pjanic

Arsenal wanted to use Alexis Sanchez as a bargaining chip to sign Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, according to Tuttosport.

The Premier League side have yet to agree a contract extension with the Chile international, who previously played in Serie A with Udinese.

Instead of offloading him for a reduced price, they wanted to use him as leverage to sign the Bosnia star.

Juve have been interested in Alexis for several seasons, and wished to sign the ex-Udinese and Barcelona ace to complete a star South American offensive line with Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala.

However, the Serie A champions rejected Arsenal’s offer.

Pjanic Juventus Chievo


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