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Arsenal Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Alexis Sanchez and Moise Kean

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistMarch 6, 2017

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - MARCH 06:  Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal chases down the ball during a training session at London Colney on March 6, 2017 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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Paris Saint-Germain's decision whether to make an offer for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez or not is reportedly dependent on "a number of factors."

That's according to Jonathan Johnson of ESPN, who has suggested that Patrick Kluivert, the French club's director of football, has plenty to ponder before making a move for the Chile international. 

That's because, according to Johnson, the Arsenal man's arrival would mean one of Angel Di Maria, Julian Draxler, Lucas Moura or Javier Pastore would "find their playing time limited by a potential deal for Sanchez."

Johnson's piece suggested that Sanchez has been "sounded out" already by PSG representatives and their interest was "met with a positive response."

PSG already have a lot of attacking talent at their disposal.
PSG already have a lot of attacking talent at their disposal.Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Although PSG are in possession of some of the most talented attacking players in European football, it's easy to see why they'd be interested in a move for the 28-year-old. Per OptaJoe, he's been a force of nature for the Gunners in the final third this term:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

34 - Alexis Sánchez has been involved in 34 goals for Arsenal in 2016-17; double the tally of any other player for the club. Difference. https://t.co/tpg4GGYaYZ

It had been reported that manager Arsene Wenger decided to leave Sanchez on the bench for Saturday's clash with Liverpool after a row with some of his Gunners team-mates, although the manager stated on Monday those reports were "completely false," per BBC Sport.

Per Bleacher Report UK, Sanchez posted the following message on his Instagram account on Monday:

B/R Football @brfootball

.@Alexis_Sanchez: The true warrior. https://t.co/0HKBjmU5Oe

In addition to the attacking stars aforementioned, manager Unai Emery also has January acquisition Goncalo Guedes, Giovani Lo Celso and Hatem Ben Arfa in his squad. As such, landing the Arsenal man would leave the French champions with an excess of players to operate in similar positions.

Sanchez was on the bench against Liverpool on Saturday.
Sanchez was on the bench against Liverpool on Saturday.Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Nevertheless, they're a team seeking to convert their domestic domination into European success, and to do that, Emery will need as many world-class footballers in his squad as possible. 

Sanchez is a player who would undoubtedly improve the PSG XI, although should their current crop continue to blossom between now and the end of the campaign, perhaps they'll invest big money in other areas of their squad.

Moise Kean Blow

Juventus' Italian forward Moise Kean controls the ball during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Pescara at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on November 19, 2016. / AFP / MARCO BERTORELLO        (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO
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Moise Kean, a reported transfer target for Arsenal, is said to have agreed a new contract with Juventus.

That's according to ilbianconero.com (h/t Calciomercato) where it's stated 17-year-old's agent, Mino Raiola, has settled on terms with the Italian champions. The report also noted that Juventus will not announce the contract, which is the first professional deal Kean has signed in his career.

Kean has been tipped for a very bright future in the game, having sparkled with the Juve primavera setup. Here's a look at what he can do:

As noted in the report, as well as the Gunners, Manchester City and Ajax are said to be big admirers of the teenager.

Per Squawka Football, given his tender years, Kean has already accomplished a lot:

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Happy 17th birthday to Moise Kean! • First Serie A player born in 2000. 👶 • First Champions League player born in 2000. 👶 Massive future. https://t.co/108pOBYAog

Although the lure of Premier League giants like Arsenal and City may be tempting for Kean, staying at Juventus is the most sensible decision.

While he's only made two substitute appearances for the first team so far, to be on the fringes of such a superb Bianconeri squad is testament to his class. Working alongside the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic on a day-to-day basis will be hugely beneficial to his development, too.