Sanchez has been linked all summer with a move to the run away Premier League leaders but there was a twist yesterday
when reports reached Hitng.com.ng that City rival United were trying to hijack the deal.
United were also ready to better City’s £275,000-a-week salary terms and even willing to offer Henrik Mhkitaryan as part of the deal but Sanchez only wants a move to the Etihad.
Arsenal are holding out for £35 million, meaning City must increase their offer by £15 million to land the Chilean this month.
Sanchez, 29, thought he had sealed a £60m move last summer to team up again with ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at City.
But Arsenal pulled the plug late on transfer deadline day after being snubbed by Monaco target Thomas Lemar.
City initially wanted to wait till the end of the season to get Sanchez but injury to Gabriel Jesus has prompted City to be desperate in getting the Chilean.
Although Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger publicly claims he can convince Sanchez to sign a new deal, there is no chance of the forward staying at the Emirates beyond this summer.