ALEXIS SANCHEZ has decided where he will be playing his football in January, claims German legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
But one thing is for sure, he won’t be joining Bayern Munich.
Which presumably leaves the door open for the Chilean ace to leave Arsenal for Manchester City.
Gunners’ manager Arsene Wenger is adamant his striker will stay put, saying: “You say everybody thinks City will come in for Alexis.
“I am part of everybody and I don’t think he will go.”
But Bayern president Rummenigge has other ideas.
He poured cold water on the idea of Sanchez joining him in Germany,.
But Rummenigge did suggest the player has chosen his next port of call after three years at the Emirates.
He told Sky TV: “I think Sanchez has already decided for a club, so I suppose that the door will be closed in January.
“That’s not an issue, and he is no direct substitute for Robert Lewandowski, as he is not a real centre-forward.”
City tried to buy Sanchez – whose contract expires at the end of the 2017-18 – in the summer, but Arsenal stood firm.
But perhaps they will get lucky in the New Year.
Meanwhile, Rummenigge is looking for a front man. Injury to Thomas Muller has left back-up for Lewandowski in short supply.
He added: “The possibilities [to bring in an additional forward] will be limited.
“If you have a good player, you will not give it up just for a huge amount of money.
“We will not be ready to spend horrendous money on a transfer.
“But maybe there is a good candidate who does not cost a lot of money and makes sense.”