Deal Agreed: Arsenal Ready To Allow Sanchez To Join Premier League Rivals If This Happens

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.

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According to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, Alexis Sanchez is close to signing for Manchester City, but Arsenal are trying to sign Thomas Lemar before selling their star player.

Arsenal and Manchester City have reached an agreement for the transfer of Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean superstar will be sold for £60 million, but Arsenal have asked City to wait while they sign a replacement. The Gunners have returned for their primary target Lemar to replace Sanchez, and they are confident that they can sign him.

Arsenal have tried to sign the Monaco midfielder throughout the transfer window, but they now believe that they can match the asking price of the Ligue 1 club with the funds from selling Sanchez.

Thomas Lemar celebrates scoring Monaco's second goal.

Reuters / Eric Gaillard

Notably, Arsene Wenger had previously ruled out the signing of Lemar by saying that Monaco have closed the door on the player, but the recent reports are encouraging for the London-based club.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola is set to get his man with whom he had previously worked at Barcelona. Alexis Sanchez will be Arsenal’s second high profile outgoing player on the deadline day, after Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool earlier.

Arsenal have been forced into some late business with the sale of two influential players. The club is looking to bring in Lemar, and possibly Draxler, to strengthen the team before transfer window closes tonight.

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Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.

 

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