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Sanchez close to Barca move: Udinese

sports Updated: Jun 29, 2011 20:00 IST

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Udinese are close to reaching an agreement with Barcelona over the sale of the Italian club's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, according to Gino Pozzo, the son of Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo.

"Negotiations with Barca are advancing. We're going to find a solution," Pozzo said on Wednesday.

Sanchez has also been linked with English sides Manchester United and Manchester City, but said earlier this week that he wanted "Barcelona or nothing".

"In any case, Sanchez's position is not an ultimatum," added Pozzo, in reference to Sanchez's comments.

The 22-year-old winger or attacking midfielder is currently preparing to compete in the Copa America in Argentina with the Chilean national side.

He has reportedly told journalists that if he cannot join Spanish champions Barcelona, he would prefer to stay at Udinese, who qualified for the qualifying rounds of the Champions League last season.

Barca's Venezuela-born Spanish forward Jeffren could be used as a makeweight in the deal and Pozzo said: "We still need to talk to the player."