Bayern Munich no longer interested in signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal looks dejected after Tottenham Hotspur first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham H
Image: Alexis Sanchez had been linked with Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed they have dropped their interest in signing Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez for next season.

After head coach Carlo Ancelotti last week had his wish granted to sign Colombia's James Rodriguez on loan from Real Madrid, Bayern have called off their bid to poach Chile's hot-shot Sanchez from Arsenal.

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"We are no longer involved. We have agreed with our coach that we won't add [new players] in attack. It wouldn't make any sense," Rummenigge told German magazine Kicker.

James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring during the La Liga match against Granada on May 6
Image: James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich from Real Madrid

Bayern had reportedly been vying with Manchester City to sign Sanchez, 28, Chile's all-time top scorer, who has a year left on his Arsenal contract, but is stalling over extension negotiations with the Gunners.

Sanchez, who at times last season cut a disgruntled figure as Arsenal struggled with form, is not on the team's pre-season tour to Australia and China as he rests after last month's Confederation's Cup when Chile lost to Germany in the final.

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Bayern will start their pre-season tour of China and Singapore on Wednesday when they play Arsenal in Shanghai.

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