The summer transfer window has only been shut but the story drags on.
Alexis Sanchez is still one of Arsenal’s hottest topics after it has been revealed that Manchester City failed in a transfer Deadline Day offer worth £55 million plus £5 million in add-ons for the Chilean.
The Gunners were keen to let the disgruntled star leave for City but only if they manage to find a proper replacement. Having failed in their own bid to land AS Monaco star Thomas Lemar on the last day of the market, Arsenal pulled the plug on any potential deal involving Alexis Sanchez.
Pep Guardiola is said to be extremely disappointed by Arsenal’s sudden change of heart but is unwilling to give up on the Chilean star. Sanchez is in his last year at Arsenal and could leave for free next summer, but the Citizens will not wait that long and are expected to return for the 28-year-old in January.
The Sun is suggesting that Citizens are set to bid just £20 million for Sanchez during winter which can be interpreted as a way Pep Guardiola wants to get back to Wenger for summer disappointment.
The north London club could be forced to accept such a cut-price offer since they risk losing one of their biggest stars on a free transfer next summer.
Anyhow, the bookies already have Alexis Sanchez at the 6/1 price to become a Manchester City player in January and we suggest you give this high-value bet a serious consideration.