The Bundesliga giants were considered one of the favourites to sign the Chilean star during the summer, but the winger’s lofty price tag scared the reigning Germany champions and in the end, Alexis stayed at Bayern. But his intentions of leaving remain firm, and Bayern are keen to make another push in order to acquire one of the top attackers in the Premier League over the past few years.
Bayern’s motivation behind a potential move for Alexis in January is the fact that he will cost significantly less in comparison to his price tag a few months ago. Arsenal had leverage during the summer, but now they have to face their reality. Either they part ways with Alexis and get as much money as they can, or they risk at losing him for free once his contract ends at the end of the current season.
Sanchez would definitively fit quite well in Bayern’s attacking scheme, as he could play all over the attacking third but profiles best on the left wing. Needless to say, he would be quite an upgrade over current in-house options such as Kingsley Coman or James Rodriguez.
Another important point is that Sanchez would be eligible to play in the UEFA Champions League should Bayern advance to the knockout stages, since Arsenal are playing in the Europa League.