Manchester City to make bid of more than £50m for Alexis Sanchez despite Arsenal’s confidence he’ll stay
Manchester City will make a huge bid for Alexis Sanchez before the transfer window shuts.
They are ready to test Arsenal’s resolve to keep Sanchez with a mega offer in excess of £50m as they have not given up on signing the Chile star.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has insisted publicly they will not sell despite Sanchez only having one year left on his current deal.
Arsenal are also confident now that Sanchez will stay for the final year of his contract – and have not given up on him signing a new deal.
But that will not deter City from making their move as they are long term admirers while Paris Saint Germain, Bayern Munich and Chelsea have all shown interest but gone cold.
Arsenal’s stance has certainly deterred interested clubs but City are not giving up with Pep Guardiola believing his finishing, power and ruthlessness in front of goal can make a huge impact.
City boss Guardiola believes they need more options in attack despite already having Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus and a player who can finish off the chances they create.
Sanchez has been demanding £400,000-a-week to sign a new deal and City would also be confident of being able to give him a bigger contract than Arsenal.
City have already spent £220m but are willing to deep even deeper for Sanchez.
Sanchez has missed the start of the campaign through injury but is expected to train this week and push to be involved against Stoke on Saturday.