Alexis Sanchez
Liverpool scouts were reportedly in attendance to watch Alexis Sanchez in action against Australia during the World Cup in Brazil.Getty Images

Liverpool are making one last attempt to try and persuade Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez to move to Anfield in the ongoing transfer window, according to the Metro.

The Chilean international has been linked with a move to Arsenal and reports have suggested that he prefers moving to the Emirates. The Gunners are believed to be offering a lucrative salary package of £135,000-a-week from his existing £75,000-a-week at Camp Nou.

Liverpool are currently in negotiations with the Catalan giants for Luis Suarez's transfer and according to Spanish reports have agreed a £63m fee.

Both sides were said to be happy to have Sanchez as makeweight but the forward is thought to have thrown a spanner into the deal. His refusal to be a part of the transfer is reportedly holding up completion of the formalities for the 27-year-old's arrival at Camp Nou.

Arsene Wenger's side are believed to be in pole position to land the 25-year-old, who has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Juventus. But Brendan Rodgers seems unwilling to give up his pursuit of signing Sanchez.

The Reds are believed to be ready to surpass the north London club's offer with a lucrative contract worth £150,000-a-week to convince him to make the switch to Merseyside instead.

Meanwhile, Spanish newspaper AS reports that the former Udinese star has cut short his holiday just days after Chile's exit from the World Cup and is believed to have flown to Barcelona to resolve the situation surrounding his future.

The La Liga outfit's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has already revealed the uncertainty surrounding Sanchez's future.

He said, "In Alexis's case there has been some movement and I don't know what will happen in the end, whether he'll stay with us or not."

AS also claims that the 25-year-old along with his agent, Fernando Felicevich, are set to meet the officials at Barcelona in the coming days to finalise his departure from Spain.

Meanwhile, the Metro's report concludes by stating that the Spanish outfit are desperately looking to conclude Sanchez's sale in order to make funds available for Suarez's transfer.

Should Sanchez be convinced about a switch to Anfield, Barcelona will have to pay a considerably lower fee for the Uruguayan international's acquisition. The Chilean, who still has two years left on his contract, is valued at £24-27m by his current employers.