Alexis is a great player – Ancelotti

Bayern Munich target Alexis

Carlo Ancelotti has reopened the door for Bayern Munich to make a move for Arsenal’s in-demand forward Alexis Sanchez.

Bayern president Uli Hoeness this week seemingly ended speculation that the Bundesliga champions would bid for Sanchez, who has a year left on his Arsenal contract, suggesting the club would not pay big money for older players.

But with the Chile international preparing to face Germany in Sunday’s Confederations Cup final, Ancelotti indicated he would be interested in bringing 28-year-old Sanchez to Bayern.

“If an opportunity comes up, the club will be ready,” Ancelotti said at a media conference to mark the first day of Bayern’s pre-season preparations on Saturday.

“There are lots of rumours. Alexis is a great player, but not the only one in the world. I like Alexis.”