With only three days left before the closure the summer transfer window, Manchester City has shown their interest in signing Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez. Man city is said to have offered direct cash for Sanchez. With 12 months away from completing his contract with Arsenal, the Gunners are reportedly asking for Raheem Sterling in addition to the cash offer.
Manchester City is said to be offering a cash transfer fee of 75 million dollars for Sanchez. The Chilean professional footballer will be free to start talks with clubs outside of England about next summer’s free transfers. Sanchez has shown signs beyond doubt that he will not be renewing his contract with Arsenal. That said, the gunners may have only two options, they either sell him now or lose him for free come next summer.
Arsenal suffered a 4-0 loss at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday. The 28 year Sanchez seemed so disheartened by the results, which was his first appearance this season. Alexis has been away recovering from an injury and attending to a national duty in Chile.
Reports received on Monday revealed that for the first time, Sanchez handed in an official notice requesting for transfer. Despite Arsene Wenger’s persistence that the striker is not for sale, the notice shows that Alexis has finally decided to leave the Emirates Stadium.
In 2011, Alexis Sanchez signed with Barcelona under the leadership of Pep Guardiola, who is currently the Manchester City coach. The striker is said to be interested in working with Guardiola one more time.
With Arsenal offering to exchange Sanchez with cash and additional Raheem Sterling, Pep happens to be a big fan of the player. Sterling scored goals last week as Man city took on Everton and Bournemouth. However, Raheem is said to be willing to go back to London, which shades some light in the story.
Sanchez is away on international duty as Chile warms up for the 2018 world cup qualifiers. A Chilean media reports that Sanchez has requested some time away from the national team to deal with some personal issues in a few days.