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Paris Saint-Germain are keen to beat Manchester City in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez and are understood to be preparing an offer for the Chilean when the transfer window reopens in January.
The 28-year-old forward who has left than a year on his contract made his intention known about wanting to leave the Emirates during last summer’s window, the Paris club were credited with an interest in the player but cooled efforts to sign him after making Neymar and Kylian Mbappe the two most expensive players in the World in an astonishing window.
City who then became favorites for his signature came agonizingly close to getting him on deadline day after their offer of £60million was accepted by the Gunners. All was not to be in the end as Sanchez obviously remained at the Emirates after the move failed.
Recent reports are however now indicating that PSG retain an interest in the player’s services and will look to beat City to his signature by making their move in January as against City who are understood to be waiting to land him on a free at the end of the season when his contract is up.
According to the Mirror via Daily Cannon, PSG are readying an offer for Alexis in the winter window despite being able to negotiate a pre-contract with the Chilean in January to sign him up for free in the summer.
The French club may however need to overcome a couple of obstacles for the deal to happen. Firstly, it remains unclear as to whether Wenger would sanction the sale of such a key player at the midpoint of the season. His departure and the difficulty signing top players in January could have a damning effect on the Gunners hopes of achieving set targets come the end of the season.
Secondly, the player is understood to have prioritized a move to the Etihad as he wants to be reunited with Pep Guardiola, whom he played under during their spell at Barcelona.