Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Are Closing In

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Are Closing In

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CITY hold the aces as they seek a deal for Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez.

The Blues are being quoted £35m to land the Chile international after injury to Gabriel Jesus has encouraged them to make a move this month.

The Blues were originally happy to wait until the summer, confident Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of this season, would join them on a free transfer after a £60m deal collapsed on deadline day in August.

But the fact Jesus picked up knee ligament damage in the New Year's Eve game at Crystal Palace has prompted them to move now.

Initial tests suggest the Brazil star will be out for around six weeks, and his agent has moved to knock down rumours he may actually have a rupture, which would rule him out for the season. …

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