Alexis Sanchez used to be as soon as the subject of a £60million bid from Manchester City over the summer season, alternatively the switch broke down on cut-off date day.
The Chilean is into the whole 12 months of his contract, and the Gunners are reluctant to let him go away for no longer anything else.
City are willing to strike a deal, with Pep Guardiola having a look to reunite with the 28-year-old, whom he previously worked with at Barcelona.
And according to the Daily Mirror, City want to grasp Sanchez for a cut-price price in January.
The record suggests his fee might simply plummet to £20m, as he’s going to most straightforward have six months left on his contract then.
Sanchez would not be cup-tied for the Champions League, for the reason that Gunners are involved inside the Europa League this advertising and marketing marketing campaign.
The Mirror moreover claim the Gunners will wait until January to see how their season is faring quicker than taking a final decision on the player’s longer term.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger isn’t fearful Sanchez will lose motivation after Chile failed to qualify for next summer season’s World Cup.
“I have no doubt that he wants to perform,” Wenger said.
“He on no account goes on the football pitch to lose a football game, on no account. Sanchez is a winner type.
“You have at all times to set goals when you’re a football player. When one is lengthy long gone, you point of interest on something else.
“Sanchez is 29 on the end of the 12 months, so the next one [World Cup] he’s going to be 33. He expected to transfer. Certainly a big unhappiness for him.
“But I imagine to play on the best degree is coping with that roughly sadness.”