Arsenal Transfer News: Manchester City Reportedly Fear PSG Alexis Sanchez Hijack

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistSeptember 22, 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal looks on during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
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Manchester City are reportedly afraid Paris Saint-Germain might steal a march on them in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January.

According to The Sun's Daniel Cutts, an unnamed source said: 

"City's pursuit of Alexis could be in trouble. Pep [Guardiola] is sure he wants to join the club but Paris are sniffing.

"They still have the funds to sign him and can beat City's wage offer. They will also pay him a huge signing on fee.

"Sanchez can talk to European clubs in January and sign a pre-contract. He's in a very strong situation."

City have reportedly put a £275,000-per-week offer on the table for the Chilean, but Les Parisiens can offer more, particularly as he could be drafted in to replace Edinson Cavani, who earns €800,000 per month (£706,000), according to L'Equipe (h/t TalkSport).

Sanchez has shown his superlative qualities since his arrival at the Emirates Stadium from Barcelona in 2014, per Squawka Football:

While both City and PSG boast an incredible amount of firepower already, the chance to snap up another world-class talent to enhance the prospects of top honours is not to be missed.

The 28-year-old is still working his way back to full fitness this season, but he scored a magnificent goal in Arsenal's 3-1 win over FC Cologne in the UEFA Europa League, per Goal's Chris Wheatley:

He also showed some neat touches as he put on a positive display against Doncaster Rovers in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, completing 90 minutes for the second time this season:

Aside from Sanchez performing a U-turn and signing another contract at Arsenal, the forward heading to PSG is almost the ideal scenario for the Gunners, as it ensures he would not be moving to a direct rival.

The prospect of reuniting with former boss Pep Guardiola at City will likely appeal to Sanchez, though, and it seems he'll have a tough decision to make regarding his future if it's a choice between the Manchester club and PSG.