The striker’s representatives were in Paris last week for meetings and the French club are keen on a quick deal for Sanchez, who can leave on a free transfer in the summer.

League leaders City failed with a £60m bid for Sanchez in August – and are also expected to come in with cut-price bid in January. But it now looks like they will now face competition from PSG.

Express Sport understands that Sanchez has made up his mind that he wants a move to Manchester City – and if Pep Guardiola gets his man, the Chilean would not be cup tied for the Champions League, which makes an early move an attractive one.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already admitted that he might have to sell one of his stars, either Sanchez or Mesut Ozil, both of whom have refused to put pen to paper on new deals offered to them by the club.

Sources at the Etihad have said that some Gunners players were unhappy with Sanchez’ efforts in the 1-1 draw at Southampton on December 10 and words were had but there was no major dressing-room bust up.