Manchester United and Manchester City are two teams in the hunt for Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean superstar is in the final six months of his current deal at the Emirates with no signs that he is going to put pen to paper over a new deal.
As things stand Sanchez could discuss terms with teams abroad over a potential free transfer move in the summer, whilst any domestic club would need an offer accepted by Arsenal in order to discuss terms with the 29-year-old.
Sky in Italy (as reported via Sky Sports) are now reporting that Manchester City have already put a financial package in place for Alexis Sanchez should he want to reunite with Pep Guardiola over the summer.
If the report is accurate then the runaway Premier League leaders are ready to offer the forward a £13 million-per-season wage and a staggering £30 million signing-on fee.
Given Arsenal’s wage structure there is simply no way they will come close to matching the reported offer on top of not being a Premier League title challenger this season or ever since Alexis Sanchez joined the North London club.
It’s now up to us to make a move to see if we can get a bid accepted by Arsenal and agree a wage package with the player. Alexis Sanchez would certainly be guaranteed more regular football at Manchester United than Manchester City because we’re currently lacking options down the right wing where he predominately plays, whilst Guardiola currently rotates the likes of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva in his side.
What’s more, although he’s worked under Guardiola in the past at Barcelona, I’m not convinced Alexis Sanchez is the type of player who suits the manager’s style of play. The Spaniard loves to dominate possession at all costs whilst the Chilean is prone to conceding possession as he continuously loves to take on players.
Either way, it will be interesting to see if a club can lure Alexis Sanchez away from Arsenal this month, or if not, where he will be at the start of next season. He’s been an excellent servant to the Gunners over the past three-and-a-half-years, scoring 60 goals in 122 Premier League appearances.