Thursday, 16th June, 2011

Udinese have confirmed offers on the table for Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United, Inter and Juventus. However, the southern Italian side claim it is not their wish to create an auction for the Chile international – and he could even remain in Udine.

The future of Sanchez should become clearer in the next week as Udinese wish to either sell the forward or close the book on transfer talk to focus on what promises to be a truly historic season for the club – with the Champions League on the agenda.

"At the moment, four to five clubs are doing everything to acquire [Sanchez]", explained Udinese’s transfer market consultant Stefano Antonelli to Sky Sport 24.

And Antonelli went on the name several of the clubs: "Barcelona, City, United and two Italian clubs [thought to be Inter and Juventus, ed.]. The offers came from all these clubs"

But the Udinese transfer supremo insists that it is not the Serie A side’s intention to create an auction for Sanchez.

"We do not want to create an auction in the market, Sanchez is the man of the moment and we’re doing our best. In the coming days you will know where Sanchez goes.

"It was our desire to keep him, but when there are important offers they need to be assessed in their entirety."

And Antonelli does not believe that Sanchez will stay in Italy if he leaves Udinese, although he credits all the sides in for the player as having a chance to sign him.

"Who will buy this player? All the teams we talked to can take him. A feeling though, when I think about it, I think the chances are greater that he will go abroad."

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