Man City Offer Arsenal Raheem Sterling As Part Of Alexis Sanchez Offer After Having £50M Bid Rejected
But now, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have launched a sensational player-plus-cash offer for wantaway Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.
Arsenal have insisted that the Chielan is not for sale even though the former Barcelona star has entered the final 12 months on his Gunners contract.
However, according to FootTheBall sources, Man City have made contact with the Arsenal bosses and have launched the incredible offer with Sterling a part of the deal.
The England star has made an incredible start to the new season – netting the winner at Bournemouth and the equaliser against Everton.
And this will come as a huge shock for Sterling as Man City are desperate to revamp their squad by sealing the deal for Sanchez, who is keen to play Champions League football.
Man City chiefs believe that only a player-plus-cash deal could tempt Arsenal to sell Sanchez before the transfer window shuts shop on Thursday.
Sanchez is furious and is determined to force through his move to Man City after seeing the Gunners accepting £40m bid from Chelsea for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Chilean is not happy as Ox has been allowed to quit while he has to stay at Arsenal for one more season.
Sanchez told boss Arsene Wenger he wants out before he flew to Chile for their World Cup qualifiers.
The former Barcelona man has been given permission by Chile to skip today’s training routine in Santiago in order to seal his move to Man City – having already agreed personal terms with City.
Man City are eagerly waiting for Arsenal to accept their offer for the wantaway Gunners star.
Wenger seems to like City’s swap deal plus cash proposal — but the Gunners want Argentine Sergio Aguero, 29, instead.
FootTheBall had earlier reported that Man City were set to launch a bid this week and now the mega-rich club have finally launched a late offer but it is unlikely that Arsenal will sell Sanchez to a title rival.
Arsenal might soften their stance only if Man City cough up £70m for Sanchez – but Guardiola’s side have not offered that in straight cash.
Pep Guardiola and the Man City bosses have made up their mind and will do their best to land Sanchez right until the 11pm deadline on August 31.
Sanchez has entered the final 12 months of his contract with the Gunners but Arsene Wenger continues to insist that the former Barcelona man will not be allowed to leave this summer.
However, according to the Telegraph, it won’t hold back league rivals Man City to make a last-ditch attempt to tempt Arsenal to sell their prized asset… and are willing to offer Sanchez a mammoth £400,000-a-week wage packet to join the Etihad this summer.
French giants Paris Saint-Germain have also monitored the Chilean’s availability in the recent months.
Sanchez kept the rumour mill ticking and it was believed that he was set to hold talks with the Ligue 1 giants after spending time in the French capital with his girlfriend and agent.
However, now PSG have reportedly cooled down their interest in the Chilean after landing Neymar on a world-record move and also landing Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.
Arsenal have almost accepted the fact that Sanchez will not pen a deal and now the Gunners hierarchy are ready to leave him on free transfer next year – but are not willing to let him join a league rival this summer.
The Gunners bosses had initially offered the Chilean £225,000-a-week offer but then tabled an improved £300,000-a-week in order to tie him down – but the Chilean have now stalled negotiations.
Sanchez have displayed incredible form for the Gunners over the course of the last few seasons and the Gunners bosses desperately want to keep him as they see him as a crucial part of their side to keep the hopes alive of winning the league this time around.
However, Sanchez is keen to play in the Champions League and sees his future away from the Gunners. He is now ready to wait until the deadline day to secure his move.
Guardiola believes that he can make City’s attacking line-up – the most powerful force in Europe – but only if he ropes in Sanchez from Arsenal before the transfer window shuts shop on Thursday.
The former Barcelona boss is confident that Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez up-front, could guide Man City to their first-ever Champions League triumph.