Barcelona striker, Alexi Sanchez, could be on his way to Serie A champions Juventus and not the Premiership as reported by the Star.
New Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has started to put the wheels in motion for the next period of domination by the Catalan giants and it appears Chilean forward Sanchez is not part of these plans.
Manchester United and Liverpool interested
It has been reported Louis van Gaal is keen on giving the 25-year old a new life at Old Trafford and has made the Chilean one of his top targets this summer, however United fans will be aware that the incoming coach is away in Brazil with the Dutch national team and the negotiating has been left to Ed Woodward who failed so miserably for United last summer.
Brendan Rodgers is also keen to give the striker an opportunity at Liverpool as they prepare for another assault on the Premiership and the Champions League, however for now Rodgers seems to have turned his attention to £15 million Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich.
Juventus emerge as frontrunners
Serie A champions, Juventus, look to have emerged as favourites and with Champions League football guaranteed, a new life in Turin could become a reality if the Juventus board increase their £18 million offer by a further £2million.
The other consideration for Sanchez is that he will be guaranteed more regular football with Juventus and the opportunity of playing ahead of the brilliant Pirlo will surely be too hard to resist.
Sanchez has previous experience in Serie A following a 5-year stint with Udinese and one expects if Juventus and Barcelona can agree on price, Liverpool and United will have to turn their attention elsewhere.
The Chilean striker is currently on duty in Brazil and will have an opportunity of reminding the interested parties what his value is when he attempts to end Spanish hopes of defending their title on Wednesday.
Juventus will be hoping that a deal can be thrashed out sooner rather than later as the risk is that Barcelona could hold out for more money if the striker finds some form in Brazil.