Furious Man City end interest in £35m-rated target, Guardiola to eye alternatives

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Man City are reportedly set to miss out on Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez, and it’s claimed that the saga hasn’t sat well with them.

As per The Guardian, it looks as though the 29-year-old is now closing in on a switch to Man Utd, with Arsene Wenger expecting a potential deal could be done in the next two days.

While that will be a major boost for Jose Mourinho and the Red Devils in adding a top-class player to their squad, it comes after months of the Chilean international being linked with a move to the Etihad dating back to last summer.

However, a reunion with Pep Guardiola after their spell together at Barcelona doesn’t seem to be on the cards any longer, and Goal.com report that City have been left angry with the change in demands from Sanchez’s agent once United entered the race.

It’s claimed that an increase in wages and fees was demanded to match what United are offering, and with City unwilling to do so, they have effectively ended their interest in Sanchez to give their city rivals a clear run at signing him this month.

Naturally, that will be a disappointment for the Premier League leaders as with Gabriel Jesus injured and question marks continuing to be raised about Sergio Aguero’s compatibility in this side and long-term future at the club, a new forward is needed to give City a boost as they remain in the hunt for four trophies this season.

It’s noted that with Sanchez showing an apparent lack of commitment and desire to play for Guardiola and City, they’ve opted to pull out and look elsewhere. That seems to be the commendable and appropriate action to take too, as it seems the £35m-rated forward, as per the report, is also looking for the best financial package along with hopes of winning silverware.

If United are ready to offer him that, then City would be well-advised to consider other targets.

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