Luis Enrique’s Barcelona future is in doubt after a difficult season so far.
The Catalan giants’ hopes of regaining the Champions League took a major blow after a 4-0 battering to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
They are also off the pace in La Liga – but have made the final of the Copa del Rey.
Among the list of candidates to succeed Enrique is Sevilla boss Sampaoli.
Alexis Sanchez spotted flying out of Heathrow Airport after Bayern Munich loss
Thu, February 16, 2017
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has been spotted flying out of Heathrow Airport the morning after the Gunners suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich
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Alexis Sanchez is spotted flying out of Heathrow Airport on Thursday morning
Alexis Sanchez's Arsenal future is up in the air
Alexis Sanchez played under Jorge Sampaoli for Chile
And Spanish outlet Don Balon claim the former Chile boss could make Alexis Sanchez his No1 priority.
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With Arsenal stuck in a rut under Arsene Wenger, Sanchez’s time at the Emirates could be drawing to a close.
His contract is up next summer and the club are yet to strike an agreement over a contract extension.
It is said Sampaoli would love to bring Sanchez to the Nou Camp having been interested in signing him for Sevilla.
Alexis Sanchez spent three seasons at Barcelona
The 56-year-old managed the Arsenal winger during his time in charge of the Chile national team.
And their close relationship could convince Sanchez to return to Catalonia.
The 28-year-old would provide competition for the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez should he take the plunge.