Alexis Sanchez says he's prepared to stay and fight for his place at Barcelona.

The Chile international's playing chances have been further hindered by the arrival of Neymar this summer.

"I will have to give a hundred percent, but two hundred percent to be a starter, but I like the challenge, and it would be nice to play with them (Neymar and Lionel Messi)," said Alexis.

"The coach and the club told me they wanted me to have another season here. There were teams that wanted me, but I preferred to stay to prove my ability."