The Evening Standard reports Karl-Heinz Rummenigge declaring “I think Sanchez has already decided which club [to join], so I suppose that the door will be closed in January.”
There is little surprise in the Bundesliga giants resignation over the matter. A deadline day disaster meant he stayed at the Emirates rather than moving to Arsenal’s Premier League rivals, Manchester City.
The two sides meet this afternoon at the Etihad and eyes are on Sanchez to see if his performance level dips. A waiting media is ready to slaughter the Chilean for any mistake.
Bayern were one of the first clubs to show an interest in the player when it became apparent he was not going to sign a new contract with Arsenal. At the time, the suggested transfer fee of £60m and weekly wage demands believed to be in the region of £400,000 per week, didn’t make financial sense for the Bavarians.
Now, find themselves trying to compete with former coach Pep Guardiola. The Catalan signed Sanchez when in charge of Barcelona and his trophy haul since convinced the mercurial striker that he represented his best chance of domestic and European glory the 28-year-old craves.