Manchester City isn’t the only club in Manchester going after Arsenal’s Alexis SA?nchez. On the heels of City’s cheekyA�A?20 million bid from earlier in the week, the Red Devils are reportedly going in with a bid ofA�A?25 million. However, reports also indicate thatA�SA?nchez has already agreed to a contract (worthA�A?250,000 per week) with City.
But for what it’s worth, Goal’s Sam Lee reports thatA�SA?nchez is desperate to play under Pep Guardiola. The 29-year-old was briefly coached by Pep during his time at Barcelona. Then again, this wouldn’t be the first time Arsenal sold a star to United at a pivotal time. RememberA�Robin van Persie?
22 matches into the Premier League season, City lead United by 15 points. Arsenal, meanwhile, sit sixtha��a full 23 points of City’s pace. The only hopes they have for the remainder of the season seem to be earning a Champions League berth. Of course, they can do that one of two waysa��by winning the Europa League or finishing top-four. Over the weekend, Championship-side Nottingham Forest would even eliminate the Gunners from the FA Cup.
On the surface, it’s all sort of unraveling for Arsenal. LosingA�SA?nchez would be the proverbial nail the coffin. Yet at this point it doesn’t appear to be a matter ofA�if,A�but ratherA�when it happens. Now the only question is: will it be City or United who land the Chilean superstar?