Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Still Keen on Sanchez Switch

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Still Keen on Sanchez Switch

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PEP Guardiola has opened the door to a January bid for Alexis Sanchez - but insists there is 'zero' chance of Raheem Sterling being included in the deal.

The City manager opened up on the deadline day collapse of his £60m bid for the Arsenal striker.

The Gunners accepted City's offer - but the deal fell through when Monaco winger Thomas Lemar rejected a £92m move to the Emirates.

City plan to resurrect their interest in Sanchez next summer when he becomes a free agent - but are also considering a cut-price January bid of £20m.

Guardiola said: "I don't know what's going to happen in the wintertime or next season.

"Of course we were interested in him.

"At the end Arsenal decided not to sell him. So all the best for Alexis. I know him from Barcelona.

"Before ending the transfer window, of course you are concerned with thinking about what is the best to improve the team. …

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