Alexis Sanchez’s January transfer exit takes surprise new twist – Reports

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Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid are planning to hijack Manchester City’s move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez when the transfer window reopens in January.

As we head closer to the winter window, Alexis is bound to be subject of intense speculation. The 28-year-old had in the last window made his intention known about wanting to leave the Emirates.

On a contract that would have less than six months to run out by then, European giants are expected to come circling with varying offers of pre-contracts and bids to tempt the Gunners.

City are reportedly still keen on the Chilean and have been tipped to make a January bid to sign him.

Having failed to sign the forward in the summer, City may lose out completely again as Madrid plan a move for the Chilean.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Sanchez has decided to leave Arsenal this season and won’t be renewing his contract, something we have heard several times before.

The report via Daily Cannon further said Madrid are hoping to entice the striker.

If the European giants would be successful in the coup is left to be seen. City have long be touted as favorites for Sanchez’s signature as  player is understood to have prioritized a move to the Etihad as he wants to be reunited with Pep Guardiola.

They were close to signing him on deadline day last summer, after they had a £60m bid accepted only for the Gunners to pull the plug on the deal when a replacement could not be secured in what was too little time left of the window.

It is left to see if Wenger would actually sanction the sale of such a key player at the midpoint of the season, especially to a direct rival.