​Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has reportedly demanded that a release clause be included in his new contract with the club, should he agree to sign one. 

The 27-year-old has recaptured some of his best form this season and the Gunners are keen to tie down the Chile international to a new deal, along with German star Mesut Ozil. 

Sanchez has two years left in his current deal, but according to the ​Daily Mirror, the player has demanded the inclusion of a release clause. 

The former Barcelona star is believed to want the clause as he is aware of his stature in world football, being able to effortlessly attract new employers should his Arsenal career stall - or the club fail to lift silverware. 

Sanchez has won two FA Cups during his time at the Emirates Stadium but is a player certainly with greater ambition, explaining his mindset in favouring a fixed-price release clause. 

The South American was subject of intense speculation regarding a move to Juventus, with the Serie A champions even going as far as to confirm a bid for the player. 

“Sanchez is a great player, but Arsenal do not want to give him up,”Juve CEO Giuseppe Marotta told Chilean newspaper El Mercurio.

“We informed the Gunners, who asked for £34m – surely a reasonable fee. However, when we responded to this request, Arsenal told us they will not sell the player.”

Sanchez has scored 43 goals in 96 appearances for Arsenal since signing from Barcelona in 2014.

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