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Alexis Sanchez expected to join Barcelona

Barcelona are still favourites to land Chile international Alexis Sanchez this summer, according to Udinese owner Gianpaolo Pozzo.

The highly-rated winger is one of the hottest names on the transfer market and is also a target of Manchester City.

The 22-year-old, who is under contract with Udinese until June 2014, is valued at €50 million.

"Barcelona are ahead of City," said Pozzo to Gazzetta dello Sport. "But the player has not expressed a big preference between the two clubs.

"Of course, we will consider his opinion.

"The deal is not done because there are still details yet to iron out."

Sanchez scored 12 goals this term to help the Serie A outfit finish fourth in the league and qualify for the Champions League next season.