Manchester City have denied a host of stories from mainstream news sources that they have offered Raheem Sterling and cash to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, Simon Mullock of the Mirror has claimed on Twitter.
Told Man City have not offered Sterling in swap for Sanchez. That's not to say Arsenal don't want him but City want cash only deal
— Simon Mullock (@MullockSMirror) August 29, 2017
With more and more big name sources, including Sky Sports, ESPN and The Guardian, backing up the story by John Cross that Sterling has been offered in exchange for Alexis, this crazy story had seemed to have some legitimacy to it.
And perhaps it still does, but Mullock, who is known to have contacts at the club, has received information that City want Alexis in a cash-only deal with Raheem not involved. Having scored key goals in both of City’s most recent fixtures, and given his age, it would be a hotly contested decision to let him join Arsenal.
More emerging information suggests the Sterling info is coming from the Arsenal side, rather than City’s, who prefer to hand over cash for Alexis.
Arsenal proposed including Raheem Sterling in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez. Man City want cash-only deal for Sanchez.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) August 29, 2017
#mcfc prefer straight cash deal for Alexis Sanchez but Sterling as makeweight is on table. Arsenal want him – could be only way of doing it.
— Jack Gaughan (@Jack_Gaughan) August 29, 2017
This story is sure to continue developing and we’ll keep you updated as it does…