Unlike the lifeless Luis Suarez Next Club Betting market, the market about where Alexis Sanchez will be playing his football next season does has a bit of interest in it.
At the moment both Betvictor and Skybet have books open on this, with both firms strongly favouring a move to Arsenal, ahead of Premier League rivals Liverpool, and Italian giants Juventus.
Sanchez is basically surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp with the expected arrival of Luis Saurez at Barcelona anytime soon, and both Liverpool and Arsenal are keen to acquire the services of the Chilean World Cup star – who did his chances of a big money move no harm with his impressive World Cup performances.
With Suarez moving in the other direction, talk of a Sanchez plus cash move to Liverpool was inevitable and seemed to make sense, but the rumour is that Sanchez favours a move to London rather than Merseyside, and this is why Arsenal are now heavy odds on favourites.
Another reason why a transfer looks inevitable is that Barcelona are currently letting fringe players go to balance the books (Cesc Fabregas has already left), and with Suarez heading for Spain, Sanchez will fall further down the pecking order (he’s already behind Messi and Neymar), so a transfer looks to suit all concerned parties.
Betvictor (£25.00 Free Bet) make Sanchez 1/8 to join Arsenal, with Liverpool at Even money (2.00), and a return to Italy with Juventus is 8/1.
Skybet (£30.00 Free Bet) have Sanchez longer, at 1/4 to join Arsenal, with Liverpool second favourites at 15/8, and Juventus also at 8/1.