Thursday May 26 2011
Juve make crafty Sanchez bid

Juventus have apparently made Udinese an offer for Alexis Sanchez which contains an enticing twist.

The Friuli outfit are expected to sell the Chilean sensation this summer after he became one of Europe's hottest properties.

Manchester City are believed to have made an offer for the forward, as have Inter who are deemed as the favourites for his capture.

However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus are also very keen and have tabled a bid.

The pink paper claims that the Old Lady are ready to make a €35m sacrifice for Sanchez over the summer.

But, as part of that deal, Juve are ready to allow Sanchez to remain in Udine and play for the club in their Champions League qualifying games before moving.

Juventus can afford to have Sanchez Cup-tied for European competition as the Turin giants failed to qualify for either the Champions League or the Europa League.

Juve finished seventh this term and are expected to make some notable changes.

Andrea Pirlo has already been signed from Milan, while Siena boss Antonio Conte will replace Gigi Del Neri on the bench.

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