13 Января, 2018
The appeal for Sanchez at City is a reunion with Guardiola, after they spent some years together at Barcelona in La Liga - before Sanchez moved to England and Guardiola took charge of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
It is also understood Sanchez's agent wants £5m for his part in the deal, taking the overall tally to £40m - double what City are willing to pay.
But there will be no shortcuts at City for Sanchez.
United have reportedly emerged as rival bidders in recent days and are said to be attempting to hijack the proposed move to Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says there is "nothing concrete" yet regarding the possible transfer of Alexis Sanchez, despite reported interest from the Manchester clubs. You have to try and that's it. That is what I want to speak (about).
Jesus was carried off with medial knee ligament damage during the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on December 31 and the initial diagnosis was that he faced up to six weeks out, leaving him in a race to be fit by mid-February.
'People don't know Alexis Sanchez well, this is a guy who is completely focused on playing football. He's not a regular in the starting XI, often splitting time with Marcus Rashford on the left. Speculation surrounding his future has undoubtedly affected his form, but the Chilean would still be a huge loss for the Gunners. Whether he's worth that or not, nobody this side of the Atlantic ocean *really* knows.
Arsenal next play Bournemouth on Sunday in the league, while Manchester United host Stoke and City travel to face Liverpool.
Twelve months later, Van Persie appeared to be destined for City after making it clear that he wanted to leave Arsenal.
The transfers that never were. "But there's always a way to find a different balance".
London has its charms, though, compared to Manchester. "Today the market is open". Ibrahimovic has scored once in seven games since returning from a knee ligament injury in November, but is currently sidelined for a month with another knee problem. If that's not enough to turn down millions of pounds and the promise of multiple trophies, then there's not much more to add really.