Manchester City are still very much pushing to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal and the latest reports are very encouraging from a City perspective.
The Blues saw a £55 million bid rejected by the Gunners yesterday but are not giving up their chase for a player they have been desperate to snap up for a long time.
Sanchez cut a frustrated figure once again in the dismal 4-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. Image: PA
And Simon Mullock from The Mirror reports that Arsenal have "agreed in principle" to accept a fresh £60 million that they have received from City. Initially, it was thought that Arsenal's preference was to get a City player as well as a hefty sum in return for Sanchez, with both Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero mentioned.
However, City were not interested in that arrangement whatsoever and are only keen on a cash-only deal for the Chilean, who is currently on international duty and is an action against Paraguay at 11:30 UK time tonight.
The £60 million bid, made of £55 million upfront and a further £5 million in add-ons, has the Gunners' approval but they are still wanting to sign a replacement for their wantaway talisman before a deal is completely signed off.
Widespread reports suggest Arsenal have gone back in for Thomas Lemar, who they put in two bids for earlier in the window, with The Mirror, as well as Paul Hirst from The Times,
and Sammy Lee from Goal,are saying that they are waiting to see if their £90 million bid for the Monaco star, who has recently been heavily touted with a switch to Liverpool, before they give the Sanchez move the go-ahead.
If Arsenal do not land Lemar, it may well be that £70 million does the trick.
Will the long, drawn out saga culminate in Sanchez becoming a City player?
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