The Chilean international has been dropped from Arsenal’s matchday squad to face Bournemouth at The Vitality stadium on Sunday in what many are taking to mean his move away from the club is very much on.
Manchester City has been for a long time, favourites to sign the 29-year old but city rivals Man United recently joined the race and have offered more for the player whose contract expires in June.
This has according to latest reports seen the former Barcelona star lean towards a move to United.
The reports suggest the high wages offered by the Old Trafford club for the player could see them pip their cross-town rivals to signing the ‘world class’ attacker.
Earlier reports say Man United have offered a fee in excess of £30 million to Arsenal for Sanchez more than £25 million City had offered.
Man United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is believed to be part of the deal as he is said to no longer be in his manager’s long-term plans.
Alexis Sanchez was believed to be very keen on working with former boss Pep Guardiola once again but in what will prove to be a big win for Jose Mourinho over his longtime rival, Sanchez is now said to favour a move to Old Trafford.
Many Arsenal fans are dreading another of their superstars moving to Man United as Robin Van Persie did in 2012 but at the moment selling to the Red devils makes more sense financially.
Despite a lot of criticisms about his commitment this season Sanchez has scored 8 goals in all competitions this season from 22 appearances.