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Juventus confirm interest in Alexis Sanchez

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Juventus are interested in the acquisition of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona in the summer transfer window, the general manager of the Serie A champions, Beppe Marotta, has confirmed. Sanchez scored 21 times for Barcelona, but his future remains unclear. Liverpool have also been linked with the Chilean.

Sanchez joined Barcelona from Udinese three years ago and has found the net on 47 occasions in almost 150 appearances for the club. It would not appear that Barcelona harbour any particular desire to sell Sanchez after his best campaign to date, but they will likely have to field a number of offers before the transfer deadline.

Liverpool will reportedly offer £18 million for the 25-year-old and are keen to get a deal completed before the World Cup. Barcelona paid more than this when they recruited Sanchez, but Liverpool will be hopeful their bid is a tempting one given that the player’s £90,000-a-week contract is entering into its final two years.

Brendan Rodgers will, however, seemingly have to contest Antonio Conte in pursuit of Sanchez, with Juventus waiting for their manager to give the green light to make an approach for the winger, along with a number of other targets.

"Sanchez is a great player and every top club would like him, so clearly Juventus would also love to have him," Marotta told Sky Italia.

"We must take into account he is also a very expensive player and it must also be seen what he wants.

"Juve are always linked with a lot of players. At the moment, we are waiting to define the situation with the coach, then we will try to look for flexible players."

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