Manchester City are preparing a bid of £20m for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, whose contract is soon expiring meaning the Gunners run the risk of losing him for free next summer, according to the Sun.
Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City was one of the summer’s biggest stories.
The Chilean is reportedly unhappy at Arsenal and is seeking a move away.
He hoped to reunite with former manager Pep Guardiola, however, a move never materialized.
City threw a couple of bids at the Gunners, with a reported £60m offer being tabled.
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It opened another huge deal, as Arenal attempted to fill the possible Alexis Sanchez-sized void with Thomas Lemar.
The Gunners even offered a staggering £92m for the French winger.
In the end, their failure to acquire a replacement caused the Alexis Sanchez deal to fall through.
Despite this failure, however, City remain confident Alexis Sanchez will eventually play his football at the Etihad in the near future.
Manchester City are preparing to offer just £20m for Sanchez in January.
City are determined to land the Chilean but will not pay over the odds.
Club officials know that Sanchez is set to become available for free next summer.
Alexis Sanchez has been refusing to sign a contract extension beyond next summer.
This means that Arsenal run the risk of losing him for next to nothing when his deal expires.
Arsene Wenger earlier spoke about the risk of keeping hold of Sanchez here.
New Year negotiates with foreign clubs
Interestingly, the report states that Arsenal will allow their talisman to negotiate with foreign clubs in January.
It is still expected that he will move to Manchester, but foreign clubs interested in Sanchez hold the upper hand.
After returning from international duty, Alexis Sanchez is due to meet Arsene Wenger for crisis talks.