Despite stating his desire to stay in London (just not at Arsenal), Alexis Sanchez is rumoured to be on the cusp of agreeing a move to Manchester City in the summer.
As reported by Metro and Cooperativa in Chile, City are "very close" to agreeing a £50million fee for the Arsenal forward, with Pep Guardiola - who Sanchez played under at Barcelona - said to be the main reason behind his decision to spurn Chelsea's advances.
In a recent interview, Sanchez said: "I'd like to stay in the city but with a team that is winning things, that has a winning mentality.
"I'm 28 years old, I still have a lot of years ahead of me. I am a player who looks after himself."
This, along with the news that Antonio Conte had personally made Sanchez his top summer priority (apart from a nice holiday to Tuscany), fueled the rumours that the Chilean was on his way to Chelsea.
Prior to Bayern Munich and a 10-2 aggregate embarrassment in the Champions League, Arsenal were in talks to extend Sanchez's contract beyond 2018... but then they lost 10-2, a sight so harrowing that Sanchez could only laugh from the bench at the sight of it all.
Addressing his star man's future, Arsene Wenger has been cryptic as ever, stating: "Basically, he wants to stay at the club, it's down to finding an agreement with his agent.
"The players first have to see if they are happy at the club, then they have to find an agreement.
"Finances are also involved in that."
Aren't they always, Arsene?
Aren't they always...