In a briefing to the press, Manchester City have insisted that they will not be pressured by Manchester United’s interest in Alexis Sanchez and are prepared to walk away from a January deal.
City value Alexis at £20million in light of his contract expiring in June, but Arsenal have been asking for something closer to £35million.
And that has encouraged Manchester United to try their luck, despite Sanchez’s preference to join Pep Guardiola at City. With Gabriel Jesus due back in a couple of weeks, the need to add Alexis this month has lessened.
A host of journalists, briefed by a Manchester City club official, have now revealed City’s stance, which puts the Sanchez deal in jeopardy it would seem.
I understand Man City are prepared to walk away from a Jan deal for Sanchez because of costs involved & they will not be pressured by Man Utd's reported interest. They are prepared to pay around £20m #MCFC
— Andy Hampson (@andyhampson) January 12, 2018
Manchester City are prepared to walk away from a deal to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez amid interest from Manchester United #mcfc
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) January 12, 2018
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) January 12, 2018
On Sanchez, he still favours City move and they know that. But City not prepared to pay at current rate, so United have the chance to do the deal.
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) January 12, 2018
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 12, 2018
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