Manchester City is set to return with a better offer for Alexis Sanchez after bidding in the zone of £50million rejected by Arsenal.
The Gunners let go of City’s opening bid, which was understood to not to include a player in exchange, with Arsene Wenger, Arsenal’s manager reluctant to authorise the 28-year-old’s exit, having been adamant all summer he would stay at the club.
However, City is expected to test that determination further with a better offer before the transfer deadline on Thursday.
Sanchez is not thought to be effectively forcing a move away from Arsenal but is hopeful that an a can be reached in time to leave the Gunners this month.
It remains possible Manchester City could include Raheem Sterling as part of a second offer, and Naijland understands the England international would be open to leaving Etihad Stadium.
Wenger admires both Sergio Aguero and Sterling but Manchester City have not yet formally indicated either would be made available, and the clubs continue to be some distance apart in negotiations.