Arsenal are bent on keeping thier star player against his wish as the Chilean is adamant on joining a Champions league playing club this summer.
The Midfielder have been silent on his transfer issues so far but the club heirachy is of the Opinion Sanchez wants to leave the club this summer as he has shown lack of interest so far in playing for the club.
It is also understood that it is Arsenal who broached the idea of including Raheem Sterling in the deal, though City have no desire to sell the England international and are determined to complete a cash-only transfer.
City have been confident of signing him since April, and though they had been surprised by Arsene Wenger’s stubbornness in recent weeks they now believe the end of the saga is in sight.
Alexis is with Chile ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Bolivia but City are prepared to fly out reprentatives in a bid to conclude a transfer before the transfer window closes at 23:00 BST on Thursday.