Alexis Sanchez is ready to throw a spanner in the works of Barcelona's attempts to sign Luis Suarez by refusing to join Liverpool.

Barca are keen to use the Chile international as a makeweight in their pursuit of Suarez - but Sanchez is understood to prefer a move to rivals Arsenal.

And Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is set to grant the South American his wish by launching a move for the attacking midfielder.

Barca officials have arrived in London to start formal talks with Liverpool over their interest in Suarez.
Liverpool, who are interested in Sanchez, want £80million for Suarez this summer.

The Catalan club are prepared to use Sanchez, who is valued at £30m, as a sweetener in their offer for Suarez.

But Sanchez looks likely to snub a move to Anfield, with his heart set on a switch to the Emirates Stadium.