Manchester City players are confident that Gunners superstar Alexis Sanchez and Spurs ace Kyle Walker are arriving at the Etihad in a combined £100million transfer swoop.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola is desperate to bolster his squad in order to challenge for the title next season and has now identified Arsenal forward Sanchez and Spurs full-back Walker as his top two transfer targets in the summer and the City players are confident that the pair’s moves to the Etihad are all said and done.
Sanchez has 12 months left in his existing Arsenal contract and is under the radar of top-flight European clubs. He is yet to sign a new deal with the Gunners and had previously said that he was unhappy at Arsenal due to lack of ambition and a winning mentality.
Arsenal bosses are hoping to tie down the Chilean but the Gunners have failed to seal a place in the Champions League and this can force Sanchez to test new waters in the summer.
Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Juventus are all desperate to rope in the services of the Chilean – with the Bundesliga champions having already made a strong effort to lure him away.
The Gunners hierarchy have offered Sanchez a new £250,000-a-week deal, but it is now believed that he will part ways with the club in the summer.
Foottheball sources reveal that Sanchez wants to stay in the Premier League and Manchester City are in pole position to rope him in.
Sanchez wants to win more trophies and play in the Champions League. And even if the Gunners outplay champions Chelsea next weekend in the FA Cup final it might not be enough for the Chilean.
Wenger accentuated that the club bosses do not want to sell him to another English club and a title rival – instead they are ready to let him run down his contract at the Emirates. However, Man City are confident that a £50m offer would be enough to tempt the Gunners and the City players believed that if the Chilean wants to move away then it would be difficult for Arsenal to tie him down.
Foottheball sources reveal that Walker might be the first player to leave Spurs in the summer after being told that he can find himself a new club.
Manchester City are leading the race to rope in the right-back but club chairman Daniel Levy wants to hear offers from other clubs – a bidding war in the making.
The English defender wants to return to the north, which gives City a huge advantage over Chelsea and Bayern.
And it is believed that the Spurs hierarchy would demand a transfer fee of £50m for their out-of-favour defender.