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Marseille chief Zubizarreta would welcome Alexis Sanchez deal: I signed him for Barcelona

Olympique Marseille chief Andoni Zubizarreta admits he'd love to sign Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez.

Zubizarreta, who signed Alexis for Barcelona from Udinese, revealed discussing trying to sign the Chile international with fans last summer.

He recalled: "This summer, I spoke with supporters who offered me names of attackers.

"There was one who told me: Alexis Sanchez. I told him: Listen, I brought him to Barcelona (in 2011), I know his qualities, but if he can go to Manchester United, Bayern Munich or Juventus why would he come to Marseille...?"

Alexis will enter the final six months of his Arsenal deal next week.

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