Manchester City have made significant progress in their efforts to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal according to journalist Bruno Andrade of O Jogo.
In a story that claims to present exclusive information, it is reported that negotiations progressed well this week and behind the scenes, those involved in the talks now consider Alexis to City ‘virtually closed’.
Alexis has given a verbal agreement to join City in a deal that could cost around €56.5million (£50million) for the 28-year-old, who is entering the last 12 months of his deal at the Emirates.
Signing Sanchez has been one of Pep Guardiola’s main requests to Txiki Begiristain and his staff this summer, and O Jogo also claims that the Chilean recently spoke to Pep and has even agreed personal terms with the club.
Right now, there are many stories on Alexis’ future coming from across the globe. In Chile, La Tercera has claimed that he will stay at Arsenal, while El Mercurio and several well-known journalists are adamant that he is off to City.
With Alexis’ season (finally) over following the FIFA Confederations Cup, there will hopefully be some official word on his future and what he wants in the coming days.