Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi suggested the demand for Sanchez is a boost to his self-esteem, saying: "We suppose he is very happy because he is going through a very special situation and I think everybody would like to be in this situation because the best clubs in the world want to have him in their squads".
After steering Portugal to the Euro 2016 title in Paris a year ago, he will want to claim a second global title in Sunday's Confederations Cup final in St Petersburg, against Mexico or Germany who meet in the other semi-final.
"It's only a matter of time before we start turning these results against top, top teams around".
Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal expects to progress past European champions Portugal, who will be captained by "smart ass" Ronaldo. On Saturday, however, he let himself down with an unprovoked and unnecessary foul that earned him a yellow card and will keep him out of the semifinal.
Despite speculation over his future and a tax case in Spain overshadowing the Manchester United man leading into the tournament, he has led by example for his country by scoring two goals and providing one assist.
Now the path to qualifying for the World Cup in November looks no easier.
Lionel Messi and Argentina or Confederations Cup semifinalist Chile are possible opponents.
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"Hopefully we can come back next year".
Chile plays a very aggressive style, with high pressing and relentless attack.
As Portugal beat New Zealand 4-0 to reach the semi-finals of the competition, Silva scored his team's second goal.
The 30-year-old Monaco player made his 100th global appearance with Portugal in the team's win over New Zealand on Saturday.
It appears that more global teams are expected to be announced in the coming weeks with Richardson confirming that Dugout was "in conversation with a number of other federations".
Ronaldo has netted four times in as many appearances for Portugal over recent weeks.
Ronaldo enjoyed another successful season in terms of trophies as he helped Real Madrid to retain the Champions League and win the Liga title. "It doesn't make any difference to us whether it's Mexico or Portugal".