Udinese rubbish Napoli link
Udinese have confirmed that Alexis Sanchez has his heart set on joining Barcelona this summer.
Last Updated: 05/07/11 2:16pm
Udinese sporting director Fabrizio Larini has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez has his heart set on joining Barcelona this summer.
Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan have all been interested in signing the Chilean winger.
But Barca are deep in talks with Udinese and are now leading the race for the 22-year-old star, who is valued at 50million euros (£45m).
Reports in Italy suggest Napoli could make a move for Sanchez if they sell Argentinian forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, who has been strongly linked with Man City.
Larini has brushed aside those claims, though, saying that Sanchez has his sights set on a move to the Spanish champions.
"Would Napoli go for Sanchez if Lavezzi leaves?" Larini said to Gazzetta dello Sport.
"The negotiations (regarding Sanchez) with other clubs are at an advanced stage.
"At the moment Sanchez is involved in the Copa America but has clearly expressed his wish to play for Barcelona."
Sanchez, who is under contract with Udinese until 2014, is currently on international duty with Chile.