Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez’s future will be decided “in the next 48 hours” after he was left out of the team for Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth, says manager Arsene Wenger.
The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with a January move to Manchester City.
However, Manchester United have also been linked with the Chilean.
“I don’t master the rhythm of it, but it could happen today, tomorrow or not at all,” said Wenger.
“It will be decided in the next 48 hours.”
Speaking before the match, Wenger had said: “He’s being vague at the moment. The situation is not completely decided one way or the other, so I left him at home.”
Asked if a decision was imminent, he replied: “Yes. Don’t read too much in it because even I don’t know which way it will go.”
City are unwilling to match the Gunners’ £35m asking price, while United boss Jose Mourinho said on Friday that Sanchez is a “phenomenal player”.
He added: “What we believe is there are some players in the football world, if you have the chance to sign them in January, March or July, you have to try. And that’s it.”