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Alexis Sanchez 'clear' on Arsenal future but refuses to reveal decision

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez says he's clear about his future -- but isn't ready to reveal where he will be playing next season.

Sanchez is preparing to play for Chile in the Confederations Cup final against Germany but faced several questions about his future at Friday's news conference amid continued speculation about a move away from the Emirates.

He is entering the final year of his contract and is yet to agree an extension, leading to speculation about a move to Bayern Munich or Manchester City.

When asked whether he knew in his mind where he'll be playing next season, Sanchez laughed and said: "Yes it's clear but I can't tell you."

However, he also said he wasn't sure whether he might team up with Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo at Man City next season.

"Good question," he said, according to Sky Sports. "Right now I'm focused on the Confederations Cup. When this is finished I will see if I stay or if I go. I don't know."

Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal
Alexis Sanchez will help Chile contest the Confederations Cup final against Germany.

Sanchez is hoping to lead Chile to their first Confederations Cup title after they beat Portugal on penalties in Wednesday's semifinal.

Arsenal are desperate to keep hold of their star player but Sanchez has so far not signed a new contract reportedly worth in excess of £250,000 a week.

But, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he won't sell Sanchez to a Premier League rival, even if that means losing him on a free transfer next summer, while Bayern have indicated that a reported £50 million price tag may be too high.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.


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