Ex-striker explains why Alexis Sanchez wants to leave Arsenal

Deal Manchester City agree personal terms with Alexis Sanchez

City had been prioritising signing a centre-back during the January window but are now set to put a move for Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez on the back burner.

Manchester City lead the race for the Chilean and know that they can sign him for free at the end of the season.

Alexis was left out of Arsenal's squad for the trip to the City ground.

I understand that Sanchez has again reiterated his desire to leave to Arsenal - and they are now ready to listen, and the player is hopeful that City can strike a deal this month, rather than waiting until the summer, when he can move on a free transfer.

Manchester City were also linked with the defender and even made a bid for him in the summer, but it seems the Gunners are now leading the chase for his signature.

According to Evening Standard, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could sanction the sale of Sanchez during the transfer window with the Chilean seemingly reluctant to pen term over a proposed extension beyond the summer.

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The signing has strengthened talk of Jonny Evans, Samuel Umtiti or Inigo Martinez singing as City go in search of another defender.

Pep Guardiola has reportedly changed his tune regarding a January bid for Sanchez, mainly due to the recent injury to Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus.

Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester City will undoubtedly happen in the coming weeks but Arsenal's decision to sell at that price is seriously in question.

The Chile global has entered the final six month of his Gunners contract, and his representative is free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with a foreign side this month.

City face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday and would need to register the former Barcelona man on Friday for him to participate against Jurgen Klopp's men.

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