Manchester City are claimed to be eyeing a £20 Million deal with Arsenal for Alexis Sanchez come the January transfer window.
The Citizens looked set to land the Chilean forward on deadline day last week, having agreed a £60 Million deal with the Gunners, only for the North-London side to fail to to bring in his replacement, and backtrack on their agreement.
There is talk of a complaint coming in from the Sky Blues due to the nature of Arsenal’s dealings on the subject, but they may wish to reconsider that should they hope for positive dealings come this winter.
City are said to be willing to offer up to £20 Million only come the new year, whilst remaining confident that they will land Alexis for free come the end of the season should they refuse to accept.
Sanchez may well force the club’s hand however, with his attitude and influence in the dressing room a probable distraction for the rest of the squad, and Wenger has already hinted that he can foresee problems from October of players thinking forwards to the window.
Arsenal will have lost £40 Million in only four months time should they choose to accept their offer, while they have seemed willing to lose the entire £60 Million in order to keep him until they could replace him regardless.
Wenger has already intimated that he would be returning with a new offer for Thomas Lemar, although didn’t state whether that would be coming in January, but recent years have shown us that the French boss is reluctant to make major moves in the middle of the season.
Will Alexis force us to consider his sale in a cut-price deal come the winter? Would Wenger consider a big-price signing in the winter to cover his departure?