The Chilean is reportedly close to joining the Champions League winners, but Manchester City are keen to lure Sanchez to the Premier League instead, and have tabled a €40 million offer. Until now, it was assumed that the 22-year-old had set his sights on a move to Barcelona, but Pozzo is not aware of the player having made a choice.
"Barcelona are ahead of [Manchester] City, although the player doesn't really seem to have a preference between the two teams. Of course, we will listen to the player's wishes though. We are not closing things yet, because there are still things to be taken care of," Pozzo said to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Giampaolo Pozzo recently said Sanchez was worth €50m, but Barcelona are hopeful of getting their man for an initial fee of €28m plus €5m in variables, with Spain under-21 winger Jeffren Suarez leaving Camp Nou for Udinese as part of the agreement.
However, Pozzo has maintained his stance that Sanchez will be sold only at his price, and told Spanish daily AS: “Is €50m not too much? No, it doesn’t seem enough.
“I have no doubt that if he stayed with us for another year he would be worth even more than that. He’s the best player of his generation. He’s like Cristiano Ronaldo when he was 22.
“We look after hundreds of players, we’ve been in this business for some time and we know when we have a diamond. Alexis Sanchez is one. If a club want him, then they will have to pay his price in full and that is €50m.”Sanchez is currently preparing for the Copa America with Chile, but national team coach Claudio Borghi recently stated that the attacker will be allowed to leave their training camp in order to complete a transfer.