Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez has 'already decided on a club' - Rummenigge

Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says his club are unlikely to make a move for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in January as the player has chosen his next club.

Sanchez, 28, is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season, and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has hinted they could cash in during the winter window rather than lose him for free in the summer.

Bayern and Manchester City, who tried to sign him on deadline day in August, are among the clubs linked with the Chile international, but Rummenigge believes the transfer talk is moot as the player's future is already set.

"I think Sanchez has already decided on a club, so I suppose that the door will be closed in January," Rummenigge told Sky, as reported by kicker.

"That's not an issue, and he is no direct substitute for Robert Lewandowski, as he is not a real centre-forward."

Rummenigge did, however, suggest that Bayern could be in the market for a new striker.

"The possibilities [to bring in an additional forward] will be limited," he added. "If you have a good player, you will not give it up just for a huge amount of money.

"We will not be ready to spend horrendous money on a transfer. But maybe there is a good candidate who does not cost a lot of money and makes sense."