Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Expect Sanchez Arrival

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Expect Sanchez Arrival

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CITY players have openly discussed the arrival of Alexis Sanchez as Pep Guardiola tries to push through a £50m deal for the Arsenal striker.

There is an anticipation within the squad that the Chilean will head to the Etihad this summer, with some wondering where that leaves the current forwards.

Guardiola is determined to add more firepower to his attack and has pursued Sanchez and Kylian Mbappe throughout this transfer window.

Mbappe's £100m-plus price tag and Real Madrid's interest in him has always made Sanchez the more attainable target in the eyes of City's hierarchy - even if they have steadfastly refused to drop out of the race for Monaco's teenage sensation.

Arsenal are adamant they will not sell their leading scorer, despite his refusal to sign an extension to his contract.

The 28-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his deal at the Emirates and can leave on a free next summer. …

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