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Bayern Munich set to win bidding war for Alexis Sánchez — report

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There’s a worrying lack of Chelsea rumors regarding Alexis Sánchez, which is a rather unfortunate development considering that not that long ago, we were not only the front-runners for his signature but he supposedly also had made us number one on his list, as we offered the ideal combination of wages, trophies, and location.

These days the Alexis narrative is trending much more towards Arsenal, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich. Arsenal, boosted by another FA Cup win and the immortal Arsène Wenger rising from the dead as the Westworld automaton that he is, are apparently ready to set fire to their wage structure to keep Alexis. Manchester City, who really really really really really need another attacker, are ready to seal the deal “in the coming days”. And then there’s Bayern Munich, who might just outbid them all to the tune of £350,000 per week. That’s about twice as much what Chelsea are set to pay Lukaku, for reference.

Bayern’s massive wage offer would accompany a £40m transfer fee into the coffers of Arsenal, which seems a bit low but it’s really tough to tell what’s a good price these days.

Surely, Chelsea could rustle up £40m to be in with a chance, no? But we better act fast and go hard because time seems to be running out in the Alexis sweepstakes.