Man City set sights on signing in-form Arsenal star in January after Messi, Neymar transfer talks fail to bear fruit

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Manchester City are reportedly keen on signing on Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.

Sanchez scored twice on Saturday as Arsenal won 4-1 at Hull to move the Gunners up to third place in the Premier League table, five points behind Man City, who maintained their 100% start to the season by thrashing Bournemouth 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

According to The Express, City plot to make their move for the in-form Chilean in January if he has not agreed a new Gunners contract by then.

Sanchez’s current deal with Arsenal expires in June 2018 and The Express claim that the 27-year-old is asking for £200,000 a week to commit his future to the North London club.

The same source says that it is not all about money, however, and that Sanchez wants to be convinced that Arsenal are going to mount a serious bid for serious silverware.

Meanwhile, reports in The Sun suggest that Sanchez was not City boss Pep Guardiola’s first choice.

The Sun claim that City held three conversations with agents this summer in an attempt to sign either Lionel Messi or Neymar, but both players wanted to stay at Barcelona.

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