Mercato OM: Alexis Sanchez not tempted by Saudi Arabia
Much courted after his fine season at OM, Alexis Sanchez is not interested in a move to Saudi Arabia, according to the latest reports in the French press.
Good news for OM, who have been in talks for weeks with Alexis Sanchez's representative to convince him to extend his contract, which expires on June 30. According to L'Equipe, the 34-year-old Chilean striker is not interested in a move to Saudi Arabia at the moment.
The Saudi club Al-Fateh have made him a lucrative offer, as previously reported, but Alexis Sanchez is clearly not interested in the destination. This is one less threat for OM, who have made the extension of their striker a priority, according to L'Equipe.
OM remain cautious about Alexis Sanchez
While there are daily exchanges between Marseille's directors and the player's agent, OM is remaining cautious as long as nothing has been signed. Indeed, it was rumoured that Alexis Sanchez was waiting to find out more about Marseille's project and the identity of the new coach before making a decision.
In this respect, the recent appointment of Marcelino, an adept of the 4-4-2 flat formation, seems to be good news for the Chilean, who had not enjoyed playing alone up front most of the time under Igor Tudor. In the Spanish coach's scheme, Alexis Sanchez could be paired with a real centre-forward and flourish even more.