Real Madrid were offered Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez after Manchester City looked unlikely to tie up a deal before the transfer deadline, according to reports.
The Gunners made a £92million move for Thomas Lemar on deadline day in an attempt to bring in a replacement for Sanchez before they let the Chilean leave for Man City.
The Citizens reportedly agreed a fee and personal terms with Sanchez – who is in the final year of his contract at Arsenal – only for the deal to fall through after Lemar rejected a move to the Emirates Stadium.
And Spanish outlet Don Balon claims that Real Madrid refused to bid for Sanchez on deadline day after he was offered to the La Liga giants.
The report continues by saying that Zinedine Zidane didn’t think that Real needed to add Sanchez to their ranks but they may look into signing him for free in the summer.
It is understood that it was Sanchez’s agent and not the Gunners that offered the striker to Real Madrid.