Wantaway Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez has 'already decided' his next club

Emmanuel Eboue feels Alexis Sanchez is struggling to respond following his collapsed transfer to Manchester City from Arsenal.

Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Alexis Sanchez has already decided to join another club in January, amid speculation suggesting the Arsenal forward will finally complete a move to Manchester City.

City attempted to buy Sanchez - whose contract expires at the end of the 2017-18 season - in the previous transfer window, only to be rebuffed by their Premier League rivals.

Arsene Wenger said this week he expects the Chile forward to remain with Arsenal, stating: "You say everybody thinks City will come in for Alexis – I am part of everybody and I don't think he will go."

However, in ruling out a Bayern move for the player, Rummenigge suggested Sanchez had already chosen his next destination.

Rummenigge told Sky: "I think Sanchez has already decided for a club, so I suppose that the door will be closed in January.

READ MORE: Conte counts no Premier League managers among his friends

READ MORE: Pep thanks Manchester City for giving him a chance to succeed

"That's not an issue, and he is no direct substitute for Robert Lewandowski, as he is not a real centre-forward."

Much has been made of Bayern's apparent lack of depth in attack, with an injury to Thomas Muller meaning back-up for Lewandowski is currently in short supply

"The possibilities [to bring in an additional forward] will be limited," Rummenigge added.

"If you have a good player, you will not give it up just for a huge amount of money. We will not be ready to spend horrendous money on a transfer. But maybe there is a good candidate who does not cost a lot of money and makes sense."

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes