Pep Guardiola is plotting a player-plus-cash deal in an attempt to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
Sanchez has just one year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates, and has been strongly linked with a move away.
Chelsea were thought to be the early favourites after the Chilean claimed he was happy in the capital, but wanted to play for a team challenging for titles. Bayern Munich have also been linked with making a move.
However with Arsene Wenger reluctant to sell yet another star player to a Premier League rival and is willing to let Sanchez’ contract run down. They famously sold Robin van Persie to Manchester United, who went on to win the Premier League the following season. They also sold the likes of Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Kolo Toure, all to Manchester City.
Wengers reluctance to sell however has not put off Pep Guardiola, who wants to take the 28-year old to the Etihad stadium this summer.
The Sun claim that Guardiola is plotting a deal worth £50million, which includes sending Belgian defender Jason Denayer in the opposite direction. Arsenal have previously had an interest in Denayer who has been on loan at already relegated Sunderland this season.
City would prefer to send the player on another loan, but they would be willing to sell him in order to secure Sanchez’ signature.
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