Manchester City will reportedly try to tempt Arsenal into selling Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window with an offer of £20 million.
According to Simon Jones and Amitai Winehouse of the MailOnline, the forward is "desperate to leave Arsenal after they failed to qualify for the Champions League or challenge for the Premier League last season."
As noted in the report, Sanchez was a priority transfer target for City in the previous summer window, though Arsenal held firm despite interest.
With Sanchez’s departure seemingly an inevitability at this stage, the Gunners now have to make a decision on whether to cash in in January or allow their star man to leave for nothing at the end of the season. The 28-year-old’s deal at the Emirates Stadium runs out in the summer of 2018.
Arsenal’s desire to keep Sanchez around for as long as possible is understandable, as players like him are so difficult to come by.