Arsenal are on the verge of losing another key player to a Premier League rival with reports claiming Alexis Sanchez has made a switch to Manchester City his top priority this summer.
Sanchez returned to training after arriving in London following an extended break after playing for Chile in the Confederations Cup.
The Chilean superstar’s future is under doubt with several top-flight clubs from both home and abroad keen on signing him this summer.
Alexis’ current contract with the Gunners is set to run out in 2018 and he is yet to sign a contract extension.
According to reports, Sanchez has turned down Arsenal’s new £300,000-a-week offer as the former Barca man is keen to leave the North London club this summer.
Sanchez has accentuated last week that he desperately wants to play in the Champions League and has informed his friends that he wants to leave this summer.
The Chilean was never on any of Barcelona’s Champions League winning teams during his stint at Nou Camp.
And now he is desperate to make a switch to a club where he can finally win the European competition.
Arsenal are in the Europa League this season and it seems that the former Barca player is desperate to make a switch to a club where he could challenge for bigger titles.
Manchester City are desperate to rope in Sanchez this summer, but the Chilean has also been linked with a £45million move to Ligue 1 giants PSG.
Reports claimed that the Chilean forward visited the five-star Royal Monceau Raffles to hold talks with PSG’s sporting director Antero Henrique.
Earlier, FootTheBall reported that Paris Saint-Germain have sent their sporting director to London in order to seal a deal for Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez.
But it is understood that the French club would launch an official bid for the Chilean only after they complete the signing of Neymar on world record fee from Barcelona.
And this has now put Manchester City in the pole position to secure the signature of Sanchez this summer.
Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City where he will reunite with former boss Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City are prepared to pay Alexis Sanchez close to the staggering £400,000 per week he wants.
Guardiola had Sanchez on his radar and wanted to sign him when he became Man City boss last summer.
And now the Spaniard wants to boost the Man City attack by landing the 28-year-old forward, with reports suggesting that Sanchez is on the verge of parting ways with the Gunners.
Daily Mail has also claimed that the former Barcelona man has made a reunion with Guardiola his top priority this summer.
However, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger adamant Sanchez will remain an Arsenal player.
The Frenchman has reportedly held talks with Sanchez – telling him that he will not be sold – especially to a direct rival.
But, if we go by history, it seems more likely that Sanchez will force a move to Manchester City this summer.
In the last eight years, five players have moved from Arsenal to Man City.
Kolo Toure and Gael Clichy joined City from Arsenal in 2009 and 2011 respectively.
And Emmanuel Adebayor and Samir Nasri also opted to part ways with the Gunners in order to move to Man City.
The last player to switch sides was Bacary Sagna, who joined City on a free transfer from Arsenal in 2014.