Bayern Munich have ruled out re-entering the race to sign Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez because they believe he has already decided his next destination.

The Chilean, who is out of contract next summer, was targeted by several clubs over the summer, notably Bayern and Manchester City, though Arsenal refused to sell.

That stance is believed to have softened after Sanchez netted just once this season, and Arsene Wenger is coming around to the idea of selling his star man in January rather than lose him for nothing.

But Bayern will not return with a fresh offer, with Bayern president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hinting that Sanchez only has hit heart set on playing for one club.