Arsenal make big transfer demand to Man City over Alexis Sanchez

Sheri Evans
January 9, 2018

Alexis was left out of Arsenal's squad for the trip to the City ground.

Wenger surprisingly chose to rest the Chilean among several first-team regulars for the FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, and this is likely to be of benefit for the Citizens with the attacker likely to be eligible to feature Cup competition as well as the Champions League.

Arsene Wenger rotated his squad significantly as they lost to the Championship side.

With reports floating around the Pep Guardiola wants to spend £50 million to bring in Alexis Sanchez and a centre-back, the 26-year-old's relatively low £28m release clause makes him a more affordable option than Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti.

After that the Chilean can leave the Emirates Stadium for free. The Cityzens will now test the waters with a bid, according to the Evening Standard, but Arsenal are keen to get £40m for their star winger.

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Additionally, with Jesus set for a stint on the sidelines, Sanchez would help preserve the dynamism and fluidity that has been a trademark of this City attack in 2017-18.

Manchester City are increasingly confident of sealing a move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez during this month's transfer window, sources close to City have told ESPN FC.

Manchester City are ready to open the January bidding for Alexis Sanchez at £25 million but will go as high as £35m, claims the Daily Mail .

"The two clubs have held talks in recent days and the Blues are cautiously optimistic of getting a deal done, despite the Gunners' £35 million asking price", it's said in the report, with Arsenal said to be "resigned" to losing their No. 7 mid-season.

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