​​Manchester City remain hopeful of completing a deal for Alexis Sanchez this month, with talks ongoing between the runaway ​Premier League leaders and Arsenal. 

​Goal report that the two clubs are in talks over a January move for the Chilean forward, with the Gunners asking for £35m to get a deal done before the end of the transfer window - a massive amount for a player with just a few months left on his current contract in north London. 

City are hoping to get a deal done for a figure closer to £25m, with concerns that ​Arsenal will keep their demands unreasonably high until the final days of the window in the hopes of squeezing an extra couple of games out of the 29-year-old before he is sold. 

​knee ligament injury to Gabriel Jesus has reduced City's attacking options somewhat over the next couple of months - although they remain outrageously stacked across the board - and Alexis' availability to be registered for both the FA Cup and Champions League stands as a major bonus for City as they look to balance their challenges across four competitions. 

Arsene Wenger ​has hinted recently that the Gunners could let Sanchez go if they can identify a replacement and if they feel that there is no chance of tying him down in the long-term, saying: “We are open in any position for the exceptional player who can give us a plus.

“Of course it depends a little bit on the injuries as well and on the other hand I must say it depends on if we manage to extend the contracts of the players who are on the end of their contracts in June."