Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Manchester City ready to make ridiculous January bid for Alexis Sanchez

Manchester City ready to make ridiculous January bid for Alexis Sanchez

This means that unless Arsenal cash in on Sanchez in January, he will walk away from the club on a free transfer in the summer.

An upturn in form for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil at Arsenal may be down to the approaching transfer window, says Emmanuel Petit.

It's said City are expected to be told they'll need to pay in excess of £50 million in order to get their hands on Sanchez this winter, which could still be deemed too rich for a player who will move for nothing in six months.

The two clubs had finally agreed a deal on summer transfer deadline day, only for Arsenal to pull out when negotiations for a possible replacement in Monaco's Thomas Lemar broke down. The way they played with desire and offensive flair reminded me of how we used to play.

There is a huge likelihood that the pair are playing their hearts out in their bid to attract interest from potential suitors with their futures being up in the air, but there could well be the possibility that they are fighting to stay also.

The 28-year-old is out of contract at the Emirates in the summer and has refused to pen new terms as he eyes more lucrative prospects elsewhere.

"Guardiola is said by sources to feel that the unbeaten Premier League leaders can do a double of domestic title and Champions League this season, so wants to press home with the purchase and add real strength in depth to his squad to seize the opportunity".

The Chilean forward nearly joined during the summer but the Gunners pulled the plug at the last minute as they were unable to finalise a deal for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

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