Arsene Wenger has reiterated his belief that Alexis Sanchez will stay at Arsenal this summer.
The Chile forward is entering the final year of his contract and has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium.
But Wenger insists there is no need to sell one of his star players.
He said: “My mind has been made up for a while now. I think I’ve made it clear a few times that he is not for sale and this is my stance.
“There’s always something that comes in. If it’s not Sanchez then it’s me, but I think Sanchez has got one year to go and we have no need to make money.
“He will be part of the team next year and after that I can understand it. But you don’t want to write that but that’s a version I can give you.
“We are in a strong financial situation so we want to keep our best players.
“You can see there is a fight everywhere to get top players. Man United, Manchester City, all the big clubs. All the clubs have big money.”
On the other news Celtic and Marseille are discussing a £20m deal for Moussa Dembele to head back to Ligue 1.Frenchman Dembele scored 32 goals for Celtic last season as they achieved the domestic double.
Brendan Rodgers wants to keep his star man but Sky Sports claim talks with Marseille took place on Saturday. Celtic may ask to keep Dembele until after their Champions League qualifying campaign in August before agreeing to let him leave.
Arsenal, though, are also waiting for Everton to drop their £50m demands. But Express Sport understands the Gunners can afford to budget Barkley’s £150,000-a-week salary demands – something Spurs will not do. A bidding war late in the window could ensue as a result, with Barkley out of contract at Goodison Park next year.