The Chilean’s family are in London and sources close to the player believe that a January move is not far from reality.Alexis Sanchez’s family have arrived in London in preparation for the Chilean’s departure from Arsenal, It has been learned.

The 29-year- old has been sort of a transfer duel between Manchester Clubs this month, although it’s understood that the former Barcelona man wants an Etihad move, where he will link up with his former boss Pep Guardiola.
Arsenal values him at £35m while the player’s agent Fernando Felicevich is demanding for a fee of £5m for facilitation of transfer of his client previously dubbed ‘the king of South American football  by Forbes magazine.
City have made it known that they are unwilling to meet Felicevich’s personal demands, believing the total package requested by the agent and Arsenal does not represent value for money.

But it’s been understood that while the club insist they are willing to walk away from a deal this month, potentially leaving United with a clear run, the Blues would be seeking to reach an agreement with all stakeholders and seal off the deal before the transfer window closes.
Sanchez’s older brother Humberto arrived at Heathrow Airport on Saturday with a number of family members in preparation for the player’s departure from Arsenal. It’s understood that the two-time FA Cup winner wants his closest family to be alongside him for when his
exit from the Gunners is confirmed this month.

Arsene Wenger threw the towel on Friday during the Clubs Press conference session by confirming the imminent departure of the Chilean attacker. “But we want to keep Jack [Wilshere] and if we have an opportunity maybe to keep [Mesut] Ozil, the rebuild will be less
deep than if all the three left.” Those where the words of the Arsenal manager who was understood to be eyeing the Bordeaux starlet Malcom as a possible replacement for Sanchez with a lemar in the wish list.

Contrary to information, the French side own 100 per cent of the player’s rights and there is no third party ownership involved in any potential deal. Malcom’s representatives were in London meeting with Arsenal officials on Friday and it’s understood that the club will sanction the
sale of Sanchez to City once they sign a replacement.