Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, is yet to sanction Alexis Sanchez’s transfer to Manchester City, because he has not landed a replacement.
City have held discussions with the Gunners, but have been told they want to get a deal done before they will sanction any move.
Wenger is keen on Bordeaux’s £45m-rated Brazilian forward Malcolm and is believed to have held talks with the French club.
However, he is also looking at other targets like Monaco’s Thomas Lemar and Paris Saint-Germain forward, Julian Draxler.
City have not made a formal offer, but it is believed they want to pay around £20m for Sanchez, while Arsenal want £30m.
Arsenal however fully expect Sanchez to go this month.