Alexis Sanchez's contract at Arsenal runs down at the end of the next season and the Gunners star has dropped a hint that he could be on his way out of the Emirates in the summer.

The Chilean international has stressed the importance of winning titles, which motivates him to improve his game. Mesut Ozil has also less than 15 months left on his contract and the World Cup winner with Germany and the South American forward have already rejected a chance to sign an extension.

"Looking at everything I've done in my career as a footballer, at all the titles, I believe that what's hugely important is motivation. If a footballer is well motivated and has various things to motivate him every day, he will keep achieving his goals," Sanchez explained, as quoted by The Sun.

"Everything in life depends on feeling motivated, whether you are talking about a child, a family or an individual.

"In my case my life has changed and improved because different things have motivated me. I try to do that in every game — to give 100 per cent. Life is like a pair of scales. One minute you can be right up there and the next really low. As long as I'm playing football I'm happy — wherever that may be."

Arsenal have not won the league title for more than a decade and have managed to add two FA Cup trophies during this period. Their chances of winning the Premier League have gone as they are now fighting to finish the season in top four. Wenger's side are fifth in the table with 59 points, trailing fourth place Manchester City by four points with a game in hand.

According to the Independent, both Sanchez and Ozil are demanding a weekly wage of £290,000-a-week ($358,817 per week) to extend their stay at Arsenal beyond the summer of 2018.

Wenger, who is perplexed with the anxiety around Sanchez's future, revealed the former Barcelona man is happy at the club and it is now between Arsenal and the player's agent to reach an agreement.

Sanchez's situation at Arsenal is being monitored by the top clubs in England and across Europe. The Telegraph reports the Gunners forward has emerged as a priority target for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in the summer transfer window.

The Premier League leaders will face competition from their league rivals as Chilean TV show 'El Show de Prensafutbol' claims Manchester United and City are also looking at the option of signing him. Both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have made contact with the player over the possibility of signing him.

Sanchez earlier admitted he is happy in London and wants to play for a team that has a "winning mentality." This makes Chelsea the firm favourites in securing his signature — ahead of the two Manchester clubs — if he decides to leave Arsenal.

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Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City Getty