Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez and his agent Fernando Felicevich spent yesterday afternoon with PSG Sporting Director Antero Henrique at the Royal Monceau in the 8th arrondissement in Paris, according to Le Parisien and The Guardian.
An agreement concerning personal terms can now be described as a matter of when, not if. As reported yesterday, the two principal areas of disagreement between PSG and Sanchez’s camp at the beginning of the week appear to have been resolved.
PSG wanted to sign the player to a long-term contract, Sanchez’s camp only wanted a 3-year deal with Les Parisiens. A 4-year-deal will likely be the compromise that is reached.
Sanchez’s salary demands, €16m net a year, are also very elevated in PSG’s view, but the capital club are still willing to make Alexis one of the club’s current top three earners. The two main sticking points at the beginning of the week have almost entirely been resolved – a contract agreement between PSG & Sanchez in principle appears agreed, the resolution of the final details appears to be imminent.
Les Parisiens’ first offer, either formal or verbal, to Arsenal for Alexis will almost certainly be made next week. Le Parisien report that PSG will open with a bid worth €40m.
The possible signing of Sanchez by PSG will also aid the club in their pursuit of Neymar. The two players have remained good friends since they crossed each other’s paths briefly at Barcelona.