Bayern midfield star Arturo Vidal has rubbished rumours that Arsenal star Alexis told his Chile teammates he had completed a move to Manchester City.
Reports emerged from south America on deadline day that Sanchez has gathered his teammates together prior to their World Cup qualifier against Paraguay and informed them he had sealed a switch to the Emirates.
Those same reports claimed that the Chile squad then cheered loudly and congratulated the Arsenal forward on the transfer.
Arutro Vidal denied those stories when quizzed on them after Chile had fallen to a shock 3-0 home defeat in Macul – insisting they were lies.
“To whom? No, no, to nobody,” Vidal told reporters. “Not to me. I don’t think so.
“I think it was all made up because he was very focused on today’s game.”
Sanchez cut a frustrated figure during the game, which saw Chile well beaten by Paraguay.