Reports coming in reveals that Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has agreed to join Premier League rivals Manchester City.
The 28-year-old is going to enter the last 12 months of his contract and the Chilean has been emphatically linked with a move to Bayern Munich, Chelsea and interested suitors.
While Arsene Wenger is resolute that Arsenal would prefer not to lose Sanchez, the player’s refusal to sign another deal implies his takeoff this summer looks progressively likely – and the North London outfit will hold out for a transfer fee of £50million.
Abundantly regarded Chilean journalist Fernando Solabarrieta has dropped a stunner Arsenal fans won’t want to hear, that Alexis is going to join City, with the deal set to go through when both clubs agreed on an actual transfer fee.
Wenger would obviously want Sanchez to move to another club outside EPL, but Solabarrieta says the player wants to connect up again with former manager Pep Guardiola, having played under the Spaniard amid their time together at Barcelona.
As indicated by reports, Manchester City will make Alexis Sanchez the highest-paid player in the club’s history – on the off chance that they persuade Arsenal to sell him to them. He is hoping Arsenal will acknowledge a bid of around £50m and The Star claim the Chilean will be given wages of £275,000-a-week if a deal can be struck.
Sanchez scored 30 goals for Arsenal in all competition last season and Manchester City faces a stiff battle with determined Wenger who is ready to hold tight to his star man.
The Chilean international enjoyed a fine campaign at the Emirates regardless of his side’s failure to qualify for the Champions League and scored in the Gunners’ 2-1 FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea at Wembley a month ago.