Alexis Sanchez is back at Arsenal and talks between himself and Arsene Wenger are planned for this week.
There are reports that Sanchez has returned with the plan of submitting an official transfer request in a bid to engineer himself a transfer away from the Emirates this summer.
Manchester City and Paris Saint German are circling, but Wenger has always been adamant, however, that the Chile international will not be sold – even though he has just one year left on his contract.
So it would take a huge bid to tempt Arsenal into doing business, something Wenger will no doubt make clear to the player when they meet at London Colney this week.
So what are the issues that need to be resolved when the pair finally come face to face at the Arsenal training ground? We’ve taken a look.
The new contract
Despite all the signs pointing to the fact that Sanchez will not extend his stay, Arsenal will again look to tempt him with fresh terms.
Arsenal are willing to make the attacker the best paid player in their history and one of the highest earners in the Premier League.
They are also willing to offer him incentives that should he stay and help Arsenal return to the Champions League, his pay would increase further.
The club believe the offer is on par with what Sanchez would receive elsewhere and Wenger is hopeful it will be enough to persuade the player to stay.
Offers from elsewhere
This will be a big factor in the discussions, with Sanchez keen on a move to Manchester City.
Sources in the north west claim that the Chile international is one of Pep Guardiola’s key targets this summer, even with the City boss chasing Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe.
And reports in Chile suggest that Sanchez wants to link up once again with Guardiola, who signed him for Barcelona from Udinese in 2011.
The player is also a target for Paris Saint-Germain, with the big spending French outfit said to be preparing a bid of around £50m for the forward.
Showing the right attitude
Arsene Wenger will not want the Sanchez situation to disrupt the start of Arsenal’s season.
The Frenchman will be well aware of how important it is for the team – and for himself – to get the 2017/18 campaign off to a positive start.
There are some big games early on in the season and Wenger will make it clear to Sanchez that should he stay, he must not become a disruptive figure in the changing room.
And he will point out to the Chile international that should he stay and not sign a new deal, it will still be in his interest to produce his best performances possible ahead of next summer.
Sanchez will be keen to find out exactly what is happening in terms of improving the squad ahead of the new season.
So far Arsenal have added Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac this summer, but more is needed if the Gunners are to mount a serious title challenge, something that Sanchez craves.
The move for Thomas Lemar is ongoing and Sanchez will be keen to find out what else could be happening in terms of improving the squad.
If Arsenal want the former Barcelona man to stay they must persuade him that the club’s ambitions match his own.
Mesut Ozil’s future
Sanchez’s future at Arsenal has almost been intertwined with the club’s other star name during the past 12 months.
Mesut Ozil has also yet to sign a new deal despite his contract also expiring at the end of the coming season.
Arsenal are more confident of getting Ozil to pen fresh terms than they are with Sanchez, but so far the German has failed to commit to an extension.
And Sanchez will be keen to know where the World Cup winner stands when it comes to extending his stay in north London.