Manchester City make improved £60m bid for Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal could allow Sanchez to leave if they can sign Julian Drexler from Paris St Germain

However, sources close to the City hierarchy have told Goal that they remain confident of signing Alexis before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Sterling has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium as part of a player-plus-cash deal for Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez. "By now, he's already playing a big role for us".

The French teenager is expected to join on a season-long loan before signing for 180 million euros next year in a move created to prevent PSG falling foul of UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.

Should Arsenal reject City's advances for the Chilean, it would likely mean Sanchez leaves for absolutely nothing, next summer.

The Sky Blues and Gunners have reportedly agreed on a £60m deal for the Chilean winger.

However, with deadline day clashing with a round of World Cup qualifying matches, Lemar spent Thursday preparing for France's game against the Netherlands at Stade de France.

Tottenham and West Ham are interested in signing Andre Gomes on a season-long loan from Barcelona
Tottenham and West Ham are interested in signing Andre Gomes on a season-long loan from Barcelona

According to ESPNFC, Manchester City will offer Raheem Sterling and cash to get Chilean worldwide Alexis Sanchez, who hasn't looked very happy at the club in quite a while.

However, Cascarino thinks the England worldwide would be making a big mistake by choosing to move back to London.

Spurs have also been linked with a deadline-day move for Swansea City's Spain global striker Fernando Llorente.

Our failure to land Lemar means the Sanchez-to-City deal is now OFF so the Chilean global is set to stay at the Emirates and run down the final year of his contract.

Chelsea, meanwhile, were still looking to ship out striker Diego Costa after he fell out with manager Antonio Conte in the aftermath of last season's title triumph.

The Gunners have insisted all summer that Sanchez, 28, is not for sale but sources have said they will sell if they can find a suitable replacement before the transfer window shuts at 11 p.m. BST.

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