Manchester City are to test Arsenal’s resolve with a staggering £70million bid for Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.
The Daily Star also claim City will even throw in young Belgian defender Jason Denayer to help push through the deal before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
The Chilean has a year left on this Emirates deal – with little chance he will be in North London beyond next summer.
The Gunners, fresh from a disastrous showing at Liverpool on Sunday, have already rejected a £50m bid from City for Sanchez, who’s seeking a reunion with former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
The 28-year-old made his first appearance of the season at Anfield and was dragged off after an hour of the Gunners Merseyside horror show.
The contract rebel sat on the bench smiling as he watched his team-mates being humiliated by Liverpool, leaving the Gunners 16th in the Premier League.
In the current climate £70million for wantaway Sanchez and Denayer could be good business for Arsenal and under-fire boss Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal’s top scorer last term made it clear earlier in the summer he wants to play in the Champions League, something not on offer at the Emirates this season.
Wenger could also cash in on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before Thursday – another player with no intention of extending his stay at the Emirates.