City lead Sanchez chase

Blues most likely to land Udinese winger

Sanchez: Hot property in the summer transfer market

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Udinese owner Gianpaolo Pozzo claims Manchester City are the favourites to land Alexis Sanchez.

It appeared as though the Premier League outfit had been overtaken in the race for the Chilean's signature by Barcelona.

Udinese, though, believe the Blues are the club most likely to put together a package capable of landing the highly-rated 22-year-old.

At the moment, City are reluctant to meet Sanchez's £44million valuation, with Roberto Mancini hoping to strike a deal closer to £30million.

Udinese are prepared to stand firm in the transfer market and ensure that they get the best possible price, but Pozzo concedes that there is little the Serie A outfit can do if City present a suitable offer.

He said: "If he was to leave, I would say that City have the highest probability of success."

Should City make their move, they will hope to have an agreement in place by the time Sanchez takes in his first game for Chile at the Copa America on 4th July.