Manchester City to bid “big” for Alexis Sanchez in January
Manchester City are reportedly planning to make a “big” bid for the services of Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez when the transfer window reopens next month.
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.
City almost completed a deal for Sanchez last summer, only for the transfer to fall through at the last moment due to the Gunners’ inability to secure a replacement for the Chilean.
The Premier League leaders had been expected to move again for him in January – albeit for a significantly-reduced price – but are now expected to make a significant offer in order to thwart competition from the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
According to The Telegraph, Arsenal are still adamant that they will need to secure a replacement before selling Sanchez to City and will require a fee “in excess of £50m” in order for the deal to happen.