NEWS
Monday June 20 2011
No Barca deal yet for Sanchez

Udinese have rejected speculation that they have agreed to sell Alexis Sanchez to Barcelona. "He'd be worth €50m at a big club."

Rumours over the last 48 hours have claimed that Sanchez could wrap up his Nou Camp switch this week, in a deal that could see the Italian club eventually net €40m.

However, speaking with Sky Sport 24 on Monday, Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo maintains he has received no adequate offers for the 22-year-old.

"This soap opera is disappointing, but Sanchez is still an Udinese player," Pozzo noted.

"I am curious to see what he would do alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona, but deals are only completed when there is a signature.

"Up until this point, the right financial offer hasn't arrived, not even from Barcelona, so we are quite some way off a sale.

"If Sanchez played for a big club already he would be worth €50m, but we are not a big club."

Pozzo added that Udinese would rather not be discussing the player's future at all, but conceded that it is tough to reject the giants of Europe.

"We wanted to keep him for another year in order to honour the Champions League, but we are not Barcelona, Manchester or Inter," he added.

"When the big clubs fix their eyes on our players then we can't do anything but hope they pay the right price.

"Our finances are in good shape, so we are under no obligation to sell him and we are willing to accept players in part exchange.

"If the right offer is not made then the boy will stay at Udinese and that will be the best outcome for us."

Inter, Juventus and both Manchester Clubs are keen on the South American.

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