Rumour Reel: Sanchez to Inter Milan while Foxes pounce for Acerbi?
Robbie Purves | 30 December 2016
Coral’s rumour reel
After being taken over by a Chinese retail giant earlier this year, a San Siro side are looking to splash the cash in the coming windows with Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan linked on today’s back pages.
The two-time Copa America winning Chilean’s contract expires at the end of next season, and clubs have started to circle as protracted contract talks continue to drag on.
Sanchez to Inter Milan?
Former Barcelona man Sanchez is reportedly being targeted by Inter Milan in an audacious triple raid to kickstart the new ownership’s reign and restore the club to where it belongs.
The Chilean is believed to be holding out for wages worth £200k per week at Arsenal. In what seems to be a recurring theme these days, there is a reported offer on the table from China, but in the prime of his career Sanchez would likely favour staying in Europe.
Along with Sanchez, the Italian outfit are reportedly seeking to tempt PSG pair Marco Verratti and Marquinhos to Milan.
Reports emerging from Italy claim Sanchez is wanted to join captain Mauro Icardi in a fearsome offensive duo, while Verratti is targeted as a midfield partner for Joao Mario and Marquinhos an ideal foil for compatriot Miranda in defence.
Foxes pounce for Acerbi?
According to reports, reigning Premier League champions Leicester City have made an approach for Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi.
Capped twice for Italy, the commanding centre back has reportedly caught the eye of Claudio Ranieri as he searches for defensive reinforcements.
The Foxes have asked permission to talk to Acerbi, but may face competition from both Milan clubs, as the player has remained a solid performer throughout his three years at Sassuolo.
Born in Lombardy, he has made over 100 appearances for the Serie A side and helped them finish sixth last season to secure European football.
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