Sunday March 27 2011
Udinese close on Sanchez heir

Udinese are said to be closing on the replacement for Alexis Sanchez, targeting striker Karim Soltani.

Sanchez (pictured) is undoubtedly the hot property on the transfer market for the Friulani and has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United, Juventus, Inter and Barcelona.

It is reported the club is looking for a potential replacement should Sanchez be sold in the summer.

The main candidate is 26-year-old Iraklis Thessaloniki hitman Soltani.

He can play both as a forward and a wide man, so his versatility would suit the Friulani.

Born in France, Soltani has stated he would prefer to represent his family's homeland of Algeria.

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