Wenger hopes Ozil deal will soften Sanchez blow

Jose Verdugo
Enero 13, 2018

Guardiola's bid to buy Sanchez collapsed at the end of the summer transfer window and City were favourites to land him this time around but the club are apparently unwilling to meet Arsenal's reported 35 million ($48 million, 39 million euros) asking price.

Malcom has been mooted as a possible contender to fill that role, but Wenger insists no move has been made for the highly-rated Brazilian.

"It's both, always. These guys want to win, and they want to make money as well", Wenger said. Incidentally he won trophies with us. They're now in sixth place in the Premier League and were knocked out of the FA Cup, with some reports suggesting that Wenger's position could be up for review again this summer despite being handed a new two-year deal last May.

"In the big clubs you are in a choice". So he wants to fight as well for the Premiership.

The rejuvenated Jack Wilshere, whose contract is also due to expire in the summer, is set to agree terms on a new deal following a string of strong performances.

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Arsenal boss Wenger said Sanchez would only be allowed to leave if they could get a new signing over the line - the club have been linked with young Bordeaux forward Malcom. And Wenger believes the recent huge hike in transfer fees increases the likelihood of players running down their contracts.

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez finds himself in the centre of all attraction as eyes are on him regarding which of the Manchester clubs he will move this month in the upcoming days.

Speaking at a press conference, Conte addressed the speculation surrounding Sanchez: "I think it's a good investment because we are talking about a top player and I'm hearing that the amount is around £20 million". "For one simple reason: the transfers are too high".

"So what is the player's calculation?" And because they want to replace me they have to spend 50 or 60 million. "You could say that at the moment... it's not that I don't want to inform you, I don't want to give you wrong information and at the moment I must say nothing is decided one way or the other".

City, meanwhile, have no intention of paying more than £20m for a player with fewer than six months remaining on his contract and they are reluctant to meet the agent's financial demands.

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