Juventus have been rebuffed in their advances to sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, according to the Daily Mail.
The Serie A champions were said to be interested in signing the 27-year-old forward, but the Gunners are not willing to let their star asset leave.
Juventus are now believed to be eyeing a move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Javier ‘Chicarito’ Hernandez instead.
The Mexico striker notched 26 goals in just 40 games for Leverkusen last season, and could be open to a move to Italy’s top flight.
On Tuesday former Juve star Mauro Camoranesi stated that Sanchez would be the perfect signing for manager Maximiliano Allegri.
The 101-times capped Chile international is said to be growing unsettled over the lack of success at Arsenal since his move from Barcelona two summers ago.
But Sanchez is set to remain in London for the foreseeable future after Arsenal refused to hold talks with their Italian counterparts.
Sanchez made 41 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side last term, scoring 17 goals and picking up 11 assists in all competitions.
The former Barcelona and Udinese player suffered a hamstring injury midway through the season, but returned to help Arsenal finish second in the Barclays Premier League.
The £32m July 2014 signing has won just one piece of silverware during his time at the Emirates – 2015’s FA Cup triumph – and will be expecting Arsenal to push heavily for their first Premier League crown since the 2003/04 season next term.
Sanchez was also part of the Chile national side that clinched the Copa America trophy on Monday after they defeated Argentina 4-2 on penalties.
The winger will now enjoy an extended break before returning to Arsenal for pre-season training ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.