This star could leave if Alexis Sanchez joins Manchester United

Alexis after scoring a late goal against West Brom in the Premier League

Alexis after scoring a late goal against West Brom in the Premier League

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted Sanchez will leave his club this month, with the final decision on where he will end up now set to be handed over to the player and his advisers.

Alexis Sanchez is not certain to start against Bournemouth, as his relationship with the Arsenal squad and staff has deteriorated against the backdrop of his expected move this month to Manchester City or Manchester United. The in-demand Chilean will not play for the Gunners on Sunday and the latest reports suggest that United have an edge over City in securing his services.

"He's being vague, we have left him at home because of the situation", Wenger told Sky Sports.

Discussions are believed to be underway between Klopp and Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group about lodging a potential bid for Sanchez, although it will be hard for the Merseyside club to persuade the Chilean to move to Anfield due to both City and United being able to offer significantly higher wages than the Reds.

'What you want to focus on is the players on the pitch who can do well for the club'.

And Cole believes that Mourinho needs to take advantage of this window of opportunity to sign Sanchez this month.

However, the former Borussia Dortmund player has since proven Mourinho's doubts to be well-founded and the two men clashed in November, prompting the manager to drop the player from his first-team.

Wenger said: "Yes. Don't read too much into it though because not even I know which way it will go".

The story says that Manchester City are prepared to "risk" losing out on Sanchez, and that Manchester United could now well be ahead of their bitter local rivals in the race for the talented attacker.

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