14 January 2018
Unsettled Arsenal star, Alexis Sanchez, is not in the Gunners squad that travelled to Bournemouth for today’s match as he looks set for a January transfer.
Sanchez is wanted by both Manchester clubs and is desperate to quit Arsenal this month.
Manchester United made their move this week by offering £30m while City are only prepared to pay £20m.
City were confident of getting him either now or free in the summer but are prepared to risk missing out on him altogether unless Arsenal lower their fee.
And United’s involvement could see them stun City and take him to Old Trafford.
Arsenal want £35m but risk losing him for free in the summer.
Sanchez’s family arrived in London yesterday in a hint that a deal to leave Arsenal is close.
The Chile star was close to leaving in the summer when City bid £60m and he is keen to team up Pep Guardiola again.
He was furious when the transfer window shut and he was still at Arsenal and is determined not to let the chance pass again.