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EPL Preview: Philippe Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez seek to overcome transfer disappointment

EPL Preview: Philippe Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez seek to overcome transfer disappointment

For several players it will be a case of starting competitive life with their new club -- the transfer window having closed during the international break -- or for some a case of turning out after their team refused to sell them.

Premier League clubs vote to close transfer window before start of 2018/19 Season

Premier League clubs vote to close transfer window before start of 2018/19 Season

And why such a decision? Well, several clubs had complained about the disruptcy caused due to the transfer sagas which continue well after the season starts, which turns out to be difficult both for the players and for the managers. Instances include – Liverpool with Philippe Coutinho and Arsenal with Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger backs Alexis Sanchez to hit top-form after transfer fiasco

Arsene Wenger backs Alexis Sanchez to hit top-form after transfer fiasco

Asked if Sanchez`s departure had been contingent on Lemar`s arrival, Wenger replied: "That`s what I read everywhere, yes.

Frustration grows as European transfer window overshadows the pitch

Frustration grows as European transfer window overshadows the pitch

English Premier League clubs will vote next week on a proposal to close the transfer window before the season starts. That will probably be ineffective unless other leagues follow suit, but many around Europe feel the same way.

Transfer Deadline Day: 5 key signings likely to be completed in European football

Transfer Deadline Day: 5 key signings likely to be completed in European football

While most of the Premier League's big clubs have roped in key signings already, there are a few like Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur who have a few Ins and Outs to deal with.

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Alexis Sanchez named in Chile squad for games against Paraguay, Bolivia

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Alexis Sanchez named in Chile squad for games against Paraguay, Bolivia

Sanchez has yet to play for his English Premier League club Arsenal this season after straining an abdominal muscle.

Arsenal risk losing Alexis Sanchez for free, Arsene Wenger says

Arsenal risk losing Alexis Sanchez for free, Arsene Wenger says

Sanchez, 28, is currently in the final year of his contract. He has been linked with a move to Paris St Germain in the current transfer window.

No contact from PSG over Alexis Sanchez transfer: Arsene Wenger

No contact from PSG over Alexis Sanchez transfer: Arsene Wenger

Wenger said the forward had sustained an abdominal injury and was likely to miss both Friday`s Premier League opener at home to Leicester City and the trip to Stoke City on August 19.

Alexis Sanchez transfer saga won't distract Arsenal's targets this season: Arsene Wenger

Alexis Sanchez transfer saga won't distract Arsenal's targets this season: Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga won`t be a distraction to Arsenal this season despite the Chile forward`s refusal to sign a new contract.

Alexis Sanchez not for sale, insists Arsene Wenger

Alexis Sanchez not for sale, insists Arsene Wenger

Sanchez has just one year left on his Arsenal contract after refusing to sign the club`s offer of a new deal and it is believed the Chile forward wants to move to a team in the Champions League.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Alexis Sanchez ''not for sale''

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Alexis Sanchez ''not for sale''

The 28-year-old`s current deal at the Emirates expires in 2018 but Wenger says the Chile international will not be sold despite little sign of a new contract being agreed.

Alexis Sanchez must be left alone to decide future, says captain Per Mertesacker

Alexis Sanchez must be left alone to decide future, says captain Per Mertesacker

Sanchez, who was the North London side`s top scorer last season with 24 league goals in 38 matches, is entering the final year of his contract and is yet to sign a new deal.

I want to play play Champions League football next season, says Alexis Sanchez

I want to play play Champions League football next season, says Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez has a year left on his Arsenal contract but his future has been up in the air since the London club failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

FIFA Confederations Cup final: Germany vs Chile – Five key areas in battle for trophy

FIFA Confederations Cup final: Germany vs Chile – Five key areas in battle for trophy

When the teams drew 1-1 in the group stages ten days ago, an early mistake in the German defence allowed Alexis Sanchez to put Chile ahead after only six minutes, before Lars Stindl equalised.

FIFA Confederations Cup final: Germany vs Chile – Live Streaming, TV Listing, Date, Time, Venue

FIFA Confederations Cup final: Germany vs Chile – Live Streaming, TV Listing, Date, Time, Venue

Regardless of what happens in the final there will be a new name on the trophy, as both Germany and Chile have never won this tournament.

Confederations Cup: Shootout hero Claudio Bravo sends Chile into final after 0-0 draw with Portugal

Confederations Cup: Shootout hero Claudio Bravo sends Chile into final after 0-0 draw with Portugal

Bravo stopped Portugal`s first three spot kicks from Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani while Chile converted their first three kicks.

Chile out to curb Cristiano Ronaldo's goalscoring prowess in Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal

Chile out to curb Cristiano Ronaldo's goalscoring prowess in Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal

The 32-year-old Ronaldo converted a penalty in Saturday`s 4-0 thrashing of New Zealand to claim his 75th international goal.

Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez desperate to show Arsenal his worth in bid to seal semi-finals spot for Chile

Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez desperate to show Arsenal his worth in bid to seal semi-finals spot for Chile

Sanchez has a year left on his Gunners contract but is yet to sign a new deal with Arsenal and has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Chile boss Juan Antonio Pizzi started with an experienced side, including nine of the team which beat Argentina on penalties in the 2016 Copa America final.

Confederations Cup 2017: Heavyweights Germany, Chile go head to head

Confederations Cup 2017: Heavyweights Germany, Chile go head to head

Germany have won all four meetings between the countries in the last 40 years.