Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is set to hold talks with the Citizens' hierarchy on Monday to reach a conclusion on the club's pursuit of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.
According to ESPN, the £35m price tag put on Sanchez could potentially deter Manchester City from making a move for the highly coveted Chilean star, leaving city rivals Manchester United as favourites to sign the wantaway Gunners forward.
According to reports, City are remaining stoic with their £20m valuation of Sanchez. However, Guardiola is set to meet with club chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak, chief executive Ferran Soriano and directior of football
From Chile: Slight hiccup on Alexis Sanchez to Man United. Henrikh Mkhitaryan ‘is not very enthralled' at joining 'very low level' Arsenal, which could allow Man City back in. https://t.co/NOdqKKLQzU #mufc #mcfc #afc pic.twitter.com/9HCIpXV3Ff— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) January 15, 2018
As a result, Manchester United will need to work around this speed bump, giving City time to hash out a deal and steal Sanchez from under United's noses.