MANCHESTER CITY may finally get their hands on Alexis Sanchez – at the cost of Sergio Aguero, according to reports.
Pep Guardiola is desperate to reunite with the former Barcelona star, who is out of contract next summer.
Arsene Wenger is reluctant to sell the 28-year-old to a Premier League rival but, according to the Daily Star, City hero Aguero could be used to sweeten the deal.
The Argentine, 29, has held talks about his future after falling behind Gabriel Jesus in the City pecking order.
Aguero was quoted telling Chinese media he wants to see out the remainder of his contract, which expires in 2020.
Wenger is desperate for a new striker but has been told he will need to smash the club’s record transfer fee – Mesut Ozil for £42.4million from Real Madrid in 2013 – to land top target Alexandre Lacazette in a £57m deal.
A straight swap could prove more appealing to the Frenchman, who would then have extra cash to play with.
Bayern Munich are also interested in Sanchez and could be a more appealing option for the Gunners to sell to considering the lack of domestic rivalry.
Aguero scored 33 goals in all competitions while Sanchez bagged 30 – though netted more in the Premier League.