According to a number of reports, Manchester City are close to landing a deal which will see Alexis Sanchez move from Arsenal, but Sky Sources claim otherwise.
The Gunners have been bracing themselves as they expect a flurry of offers to come in for their star player as he enters the final 12 months of his contract, and bookmakers have even moved odds-on for him to be at Man City by the end of the transfer window.
Alexis is claimed to be ready to join his former manager Pep Guardiola at the Etihad, but the speculation appears to be unfounded, with no bid having been tabled as of yet.
We’re not saying an offer won’t be made, as who can read into the future, but I don’t see how he can be close to completing a move if no approach has even been made…
Sky Sources also ruled out any interest in selling to a Premier League rival even if such enquiries were to come in.
That doesn’t quite tell us if there have been any concrete offers, with Bayern Munich also strongly linked with an interest in signing the Chilean international, but the player himself will be distracted from his future currently.
Alexis is currently with his Chile side as they prepare for the Confederations Cup in Russia, and we all know how much effort he puts into propelling his country into the spotlight.
Sanchez has refused to accept being injured on a number of occasions so he can play for his country, and he will most certainly be concentrating on smooth preparation for the tournament.
Could our club really sell Alexis to City? Could he even end up staying put?