Arsenal name their price for wantaway Alexis Sanchez as January transfer window heats up

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Alexis Sanchez has been itching for a move away from Arsenal for some time now.
Alexis Sanchez has been itching for a move away from Arsenal for some time now.

Arsenal are thought to be ready to do business with clubs for Alexis Sanchez if they receive an offer in excess of £25million this month.

The Chile international is out of contract at the end of the season and will be free to leave the Emirates if no fresh terms are signed.

Manchester City came close to signing the forward in the summer but left it too late to thrash out a deal with the Gunners rebuffed by Monaco in an attempt to sign Thomas Lemar as a replacement.

Lemar would prefer to join Liverpool and could head to Anfield if Philippe Coutinho is granted his wish of joining Barcelona during the January transfer window.

Now, the Daily Mirror are reporting that Arsenal’s stance has softened on Sanchez and a fee of more than £25million could see them part ways with their star this winter.

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The transfer of Sanchez is expected to be impacted by Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil’s contract negotiations as the Gunners will not want to lose all three players ahead of next season.

Wenger said: “Of course it depends a little bit on the injuries as well and on the other hand I must say it depends on if we manage to extend the contracts of the players who are on the end of their contracts in June.

“It will depend on that as well because we will have to take the consequences of these decisions and respond to it. We are out there and look of course to do some things yes, but we will do, when is very difficult to say because it is not only on us.”

Manchester City are still keen on Sanchez and would be able to add the superstar to their squad for the latter stages of the Champions League.

An injury to Gabriel Jesus has only heightened their need for reinforcements at the Etihad as they fight on four fronts in a bid to secure an historic quadruple.

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