As far as deadline day rumours go, this is a big one.
According to top Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, who posted this story in English as a sign of how big they think it is, Alexis Sanchez underwent his Manchester City medical yesterday.
— Sportbladet (@sportbladet) August 31, 2017
Their claim, which should be treated with scepticism of course, is that Alexis was at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance on Wednesday afternoon, having been granted release from international duty with Chile.
No other details are offered beyond that and there have been no Alexis Sanchez sightings in Manchester, but Aftonbladet is a well-known sporting source in Sweden and they seem confident about the sources who provided them with this information.
There are other stories that City have a medical team in Chile, which would surely blow this story to bits.
The word from England this morning is that City have not yet made their second bid, but are expected to before the day ends. The clock is ticking…
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