Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City: The latest claims

Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City: The latest claims

As noted by Olley, clubs outside of England are able to negotiate terms with Sanchez directly with a view to a pre-contract being signed and a free transfer in the summer.

Manchester City are increasingly confident of completing a move for Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez, this month.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been steadfast in his desire to keep hold of Sanchez despite the uncertainty surrounding his contract situation, but sources have told ESPN FC that the Frenchman has softened his stance and could now be prepared to sell the 29-year-old for the right price. The Brazilian's absence leaves Manchester City with just one fit striker in Sergio Aguero as a busy February - potentially featuring fixtures from all four competitions - awaits them.

Pep Guardiola has stepped up his pursuit of the Chilean after the injury of Gabriel Jesus, who is set to miss around two months with an MCL injury.

There are many Arsenal fans that believe we should cash in on Alexis as soon as possible if we can, but we should surely be hoping that Wenger has a replacement lined up (like Riyad Mahrez?) How will we feel if it happens this week after such a disappointing result?

Sanchez may have scored 24 goals in the Premier League last season but it seems that his market fee is lower than many expect.

Liverpool could also revive their interest, having tried to sign him when he left Barcelona for Arsenal in 2014, with money to spend following the £142million sale of Philippe Coutinho to the Catalan club. The Gunners' muted celebrations caused Thierry Henry to question the morale of the dressing room.

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