Bayern Munich may be forced out of a move for Alexis Sanchez if he continues to demand £420,000 a week.
The Mirror report that the Bavarians are becoming increasingly convinced the Arsenal forward is deliberately scuppering a potential deal so that he can move to Manchester City.
The Gunners would naturally prefer for the Chilean to move abroad rather than to a side with whom they are in direct competition.
However, with just a year left on Sanchez’s contract, the club may have no choice but to do business with City if he makes it clear that the Etihad is his preferred destination.
The 28-year-old is valued at £50million, and while Arsenal insist they could let him run down the final year of his contract, the reality is that it would be a very questionable business decision to do so.
City are only planning to offer him £300,000 a week, and while that’s considerably more than what he earns in north London, it’s nowhere near the kind of figures he’s been talking about with Bayern.
The Bundesliga champions will not be held to ransom regardless and would rather miss out, which effectively puts City in pole position.