It is reported in Italy that Manchester City have a deal for Alexis Sanchez worth €28m plus Vladimir Weiss.
Barcelona, Juventus, Inter and Manchester United have all shown an interest in the Udinese talent.
According to Datasport this morning, City have leapt into the lead of this race for El Nino Maravilla.
Sanchez has been rated at €35m, so Roberto Mancini is proposing a €28m cash sum plus ownership of midfielder Weiss, who has now returned to base after a loan spell at Glasgow Rangers.
As for personal terms, Sanchez is offered a long-term contract worth €3.5m per season.
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