Alexis Sanchez’s agent has reached out to Manchester City to convince them to make a January move for the Chilean, who is desperate to leave Arsenal.
The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and can begin negotiating with foreign clubs over a free transfer when the window reopens, and he has no desire to remain in north London.
Sanchez scored twice for the Gunners against Crystal Palace in midweek, though the lack of celebrations from some of his teammates hinted at tensions.
It has even been claimed that he had a bust up with Laurent Koscielny, while some of Sanchez’s teammates are now keen to see him leave in January.
And, according to Goal, they may get their wish, with Sanchez’s agent, Fernando Felicevich, making contact with Man City to encourage them to ramp up their efforts to sign the former Barcelona man.
City, who are in record-setting form, are happy to wait until the summer to snap Sanchez up for nothing, but Felicevich has made a case for signing the forward six months early.
Not only has Sanchez’s relationship with his teammates soured, but he has also gone against manager Arsene Wenger’s wishes.
Despite the Frenchman’s claims to the contrary, Goal report that Sanchez returned home to Chile very briefly against the club’s wishes to spend Christmas with his family.
He returned back to London via Paris, where he sent the rumour mill back into overdrive after being spotted in the French capital.
Man City, for their part, are cautious about disrupting the balance of their squad and are expected to prioritise signing a centre-back ahead of an attacker, with Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez or West Brom’s Jonny Evans on their list.