Udinese president Franco Soldati has revealed that Barcelona are ahead of Manchester United, Juventus and Manchester City in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez.
Inter are also hot on the tail of the 22-year-old Chilean ace, who had a sensational season in which he helped fire his team into the Champions League.
However, the Spanish champions are making the most progress for Sanchez who just days ago said Barcelona would be a great destination.
Speaking to Radio Sportiva on Monday, Soldati declared how things stand amid the latest developments.
"There are some English sides looking at Sanchez, as Manchester City and United have been tracking him all year. So have Barcelona, and at this moment they are the favourites ahead of Juventus."
Meanwhile, Gokhan Inler seems to be heading towards Juve, but with so many clubs involved in talks, Soldati said various deals would take time to take shape.
"We will not define the negotiations today, as there are many clubs interested in our players. What I read in the newspapers is true, as everything revolves around the economic aspect and the players offered in part-exchange," he added.
"Juve are closer to Inler, but on the transfer market anything can happen. Kwadwo Asamoah will stay with Udinese."
Last month Goal.com revealed how Udinese wanted upwards of €30 million for Sanchez.