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Sanchez back training after adding fuel to PSG rumours

 

By Evan Bartlett

Alexis Sanchez was all smiles - and a few grimaces - after returning to Arsenal training yesterday, where he was pictured being put through his paces by the club's coaching staff.

The Chilean has been absent from the Gunners' pre-season preparations after being given time off following his participation in the Confederations Cup.

But his presence has been felt nonetheless, with his future being one of the biggest stories surrounding the club this summer.

Sanchez has continued to stall on a new contract and could leave for free next summer.

Paris Saint-Germain are thought to be his most likely destination, with the French club having been linked with the forward since Arsenal's downturn in fortunes at the start of the year.

That situation wasn't helped on Monday as Sanchez's lawyer revealed the player's journey back from Santiago would include a stopover in Paris.

However, the Chilean has travelled to the French capital in the past in order to renew his British work permit. While Arsenal would not confirm that explanation, it would appear more likely than any clandestine meeting with the PSG hierarchy.

Manager Arsene Wenger has maintained that he is unconcerned by Sanchez's refusal to renew terms. The Frenchman said last month: "It's an ideal situation. When you're a football player, you perform until the last day of your contract."

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