Udinese reveal Sanchez bid
Udinese have revealed that they have received a bid of 35million euros for star forward Alexis Sanchez.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 03/03/11 7:37am
Udinese have revealed that they have received a bid of €35million (£29.7million) for star forward Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez is being strongly linked with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all closely monitoring the Chilean star.
The 22-year-old, who first moved to Udinese back in 2008 as a teenager, is now emerging as one of the the hottest properties in Serie A.
Sanchez added to his already big reputation at the weekend when he scored four goals in Udinese's 7-0 thrashing of Palermo.
Udinese, who fended off interest in January, have now admitted they have already received a huge bid.
Udinese's chairman Franco Soldati told Sky Italia: "Sanchez is of interest of British and Italian teams.
"Somebody has already offered (for Alexis Sanchez) a figure close to 30-35 million euros but I cannot say by whom (we have received it)".
Udinese's sporting director Fabrizio Larini confirmed that the recent deals in the Premier League, for the likes of Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres and David Luiz - have only cemented their own valuation of Sanchez.
"A evaluation of €25 million for Sanchez? Looking at what has been paid for (Luis) Suarez, (Fernando) Torres and David Luiz in England, I think Sanchez will also apply to more than €25 million," Larini told Calciomercato.
"But right now we don't want to look at the market. Each assessment will be made at the end of the season. "
The player himself admits he is not going to consider his future until the summer.
"My future? For now I want to play football, this is my only desire," he told Sky Sport Italia.
"At the end of the season we'll see what happens. Udinese? We are playing very well, the coach motivates us every game as if it were a final. "