Wenger: Ozil could still stay, but Sanchez will go

Jose Verdugo
Enero 14, 2018

The 28-year-old forward has been linked with a move away from Arsenal after the Chilean refusal to sign a contract extension with the club.

Manchester City have been expected to move for Alexis Sanchez this January but the news now is that the Premier League leaders don't want to spend more than £20 million on him whilst Arsenal want £35 million.

Sanchez was believed to be on his way to Manchester City either in the winter or the summer transfer window, with the club agreeing terms on a contract with the player's representatives.

That could be less certain now though, Sanchez's preference is still understood to be City but if United go all out to sign the player he could easily change his mind.

Manchester City called everyone's bluff and refused to drawn into an auction for Arsenal striker 29-year-old Alexis Sanchez, according to the Guardian.

United would have no problem in meeting Arsenal's demands and similarly would have no qualms paying the agent's fee having handed Mino Raiola £41m when they secured the then world record purchase of Paul Pogba.

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Playing with Raheem Sterling on the wings either side of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, Sane has been in devastating form this season. This appears to be another example of the increasing reliance upon money instead of coaching the existing players at the club. It beat City's "take it or leave it" £20m offer.

Jose Mourinho has drawn a line under his disagreement with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. United are in need of a striker to support Romelu Lukaku and replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The French replied by saying: "Yes. It's about keeping on winning, getting the maximum number of points from the remaining games and seeing what happens".

With less than a six months left on his contract, the Gunner's will never get the Sanchez's real market value. He is confident of a 30% wage increase to keep him at The Emirates, and also wants the number 10 shirt now worn by Jack Wilshere.

Wenger said: "Of course I want a quick resolution". United have not yet made contact over any deal.

Clearly, the situation is far from ideal for Arsenal, as no club of their calibre should be in such a perilous position regarding their two key players. For one simple reason, is that the transfers are too high. Pep told me to play with freedom like [Lionel] Messi, not like Messi - it's impossible.

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