The Gunners are resigned to dropping the Chilean both within the winter switch window or on a free switch in the summertime – and a transfer to Manchester seems almost definitely.
Manchester Metropolis are regarded as his favoured vacation spot, with a reunion with Pep Guardiola on the playing cards, however Manchester United are keen to match his wage calls for, which might persuade the 29-year-old to hyperlink up with Jose Mourinho.
Arsenal are completely happy to sanction a transfer to Outdated Trafford or the Etihad however are chasing a £35million charge and so they need to usher in a alternative first, in line with the BBC.
Metropolis are thought to have provided Arsenal £20m, whereas United’s present bid stands at £25m. The Gunners are regarded as keen to compromise across the £30m mark.
When it comes to alternative, Arsene Wenger’s prime goal is Bordeaux’s Brazilian attacker Malcolm.
The French tactician held personal talks with the 20-year-old’s agent earlier this week, though United and Tottenham Hotspur are additionally regarded as eager on touchdown him.