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Manchester City are set to return for Alexis Sanchez in January.
The Etihad club was close to signing Sanchez in the summer, only for Arsenal to pull out of negotiations in the eleventh hour after failing to secure a replacement. They have remained keen on the forward but it was thought that they’ll wait until the summer when they can sign him for free.
However, the Independent are claiming City have brought forward their plans to sign Sanchez and will now make a big money move for him in the new year.
Guardiola is confident he can win the Premier League and Champions League this season and in a bid to boost his chances of doing that, he wants to strengthen by signing Sanchez in January.
Wenger remains adamant that Sanchez will not be sold in the new year but City believe they can get their man, especially after Arsenal said same thing in the summer but almost agreed to the sale on deadline day.
Guardiola has admitted privately that it would take a huge offer to convince Arsenal to sell even in January and City are more than willing to make a huge bid in order to avoid negotiations dragging on like it did in the summer.
Should City come up with a huge bid, it’s really going to be difficult for Arsenal to turn it down, knowing fully well that he will leave for nothing at the end of the season.
Finding a replacement in the January transfer window will be a bigger problem than deciding whether to let him leave or not. Most clubs don’t naturally allow their top players leave in the new year, so it would be tough to sign a replacement.
In my opinion, I think we should keep Sanchez regardless of what City has to offer. It wouldn’t be wise to weaken ourselves to strengthen a rival. If we must sell because of financial implications, then we should sell abroad.