Manchester City are preparing a £35 million bid for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez amid interest from French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
The Daily Mail claims that City want to guarantee they win the race to sign the Chilean by paying a premium for the player who will be a free agent at the end of the season.
An injury to Gabriel Jesus has seen City switch their position on the Chilean and they could look to push through a new over the next month, updating their opportunities of fighting on four fronts this season.
The Gunners are considering suggestions in the around of £35 million for the player who has scored eight times in all features for the Gunners this season.
City were profoundly linked with the player throughout the summer and saw a £60 million bid rejected by Arsene Wenger, who is desperate to keep the player at the club.
If City are ambitious enough to target not just the Premier League this season, but the Champions League too, then bringing in Sanchez would give City the chance to maximise their energy levels and provide them with the opportunity to rest some players along the way.
They seem unconcerned by Financial Fair Play regulations anymore, so spending another £35m instead of waiting for a free might still be a practical move.