RUMOURS: Inter ready to swoop for Alexis

The Chilean is locked in talks over a bumper new deal at the Emirates, though slow progress has the Serie A side on alert

Inter have made Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez their top transfer target, Italian outlet Calcio Mercato reports.

Alexis, who scored twice against Bournemouth to help seal a 3-1 victory at the weekend, has reached an impasse with the Gunners over the terms of a new contract at the Emirates.

Inter, meanwhile, are said to be ready to invest €150 million into their playing squad, and have placed the Chilean at the top of their wish list.

Should Alexis fail to reach an accord with Arsenal, Inter may find themselves locked in a battle with Manchester City, who have also been cited with an interest in the attacker.