Manchester City now appear to be the only club left standing in the race to sign want-away Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez, after both Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich cooled their interest in the player. The clubs have decided against signing him after hearing his wage demands (£250,000 per week) and Arsenal’s own valuation of £50 million-plus.
None of these figures seem to faze City, whom are prepared to offer Sanchez closer to £300k-per-week and meet Arsenal’s asking price. Though the Gunners are reluctant to sell the player. However, the club’s hands may be forced as they run the risk of losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Sanchez would be a huge arrival at the Etihad, as Pep Guardiola looks to further bolster his front line, with Sanchez joining Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero. Guardiola worked with Sanchez previously at Barcelona and it seems he has been given an open chequebook to bring a superstar to City as they look to challenge for the Premier Leauge title and the Champions League trophy this season.
Should City land Sanchez, they would likely abandon their interest in French sensation Kylian Mbappe, although this could also be stepped up should Sanchez choose to stay at Arsenal, or choose another club.
With the player currently plying his trade at the Confederations Cup, where Chile have made the final and are due to face Germany, it is likely that this will not be finalised until he returns. But with Arsenal not being able to offer him the football or money that City can, its not expected to be long before Guardiola makes his move.