Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boost for Pep in Race to Land Top Gunner!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boost for Pep in Race to Land Top Gunner!

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CITY'S hopes of landing Alexis Sanchez have been given a further boost by Bayern Munich's apparent surrender in the fight for his signature.

The Blues have made Sanchez their No.1 attacking target for this transfer window and are prepared to outbid the German club to get him.

And with sources close to Sanchez saying he prefers a move to link up again with his old Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, they are now firm favourites to get the Chile international.

Bayern president Uli Hoeness appeared to distance himself from any move for Sanchez, who turns 29 later this year, by saying they will be focussing on players in their early 20s.

"Either we go this way, with all these young players, and they have a chance to play, or we don't go that way," said Hoeness. …

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