Manchester City are lining up a bid for Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez.

The People says Sanchez was the most wanted man in world football two summers ago when Barcelona pipped both Manchester clubs to sign him from Udinese for £25million.

But Barca are now happy to sell at the end of the season if they can recoup most of their outlay on the player.

Sanchez would team up at the Etihad with former Barca star Yaya Toure, who despite recent speculation looks set to sign a new City deal.