Manchester City January transfer news LIVE: Alexis family arrive as move nears
Alexis’ family arrive in London ahead of Arsenal exit
The family of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez have arrived in London ahead of the Chile international’s expected departure from the club, Goal can reveal.
Manchester City still lead the way in terms of capturing the former Barcelona ace, but Man United carry an interest too.
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‘Mourinho risks Alexis custard pie’
Manchester United’s “gamble” on Alexis Sanchez surprises Paul Merson, who feels Jose Mourinho is risking a “custard pie” if the player ends up at arch-rivals Manchester City.
The former Arsenal forward told Sky Sports: “It’s a big gamble what Jose’s done with Alexis Sanchez, by going ‘I want Sanchez’. Because if Sanchez chooses to go to Man City, that’s a real custard pie to Man United.”
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Man City make Fred bid
Manchester City have made a £45 million bid for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred, according to the Manchester Evening News .
The Brazilian has been identified by Pep Guardiola as the long-term successor to Fernandinho in midfield, although he may face competition from rivals United.
Sane not threatened by Alexis
Leroy Sane insists he has nothing to fear from Alexis Sanchez’s potential move to Manchester City.
Arsenal star Sanchez is said to be on the brink of deciding his next move, and City were favourites to secure his signature before rivals Manchester United emerged as contenders – as revealed by Goal on Friday .
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Arsenal expect Alexis exit but hopeful on Ozil
Arsene Wenger concedes that Alexis Sanchez is likely to leave Arsenal, but he remains optimistic regarding a new contract for Mesut Ozil.
The Gunners have seen speculation surrounding two key figures cast an unwelcome shadow over their efforts in 2017-18, with Manchester rivals City and United ready to pounce if the exit door is opened.
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Real Madrid move for Man City’s Sterling
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is in talks with Manchester City over the possible signing of Raheem Sterling, claims Don Balon .
Sterling has seen marked improvement in his game since coming under the wing of Pep Guardiola.
And that upturn in form has not escaped the attention of Perez, who sees him as a possible successor to Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu.
Man City consider Seri approach
Manchester City have identified Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri as a possible signing, according to L’Equipe .
Seri, who was close to a Barcelona move in the summer, would add more depth to the City midfield and is highly rated through his displays in Ligue 1.
No Alexis bidding war, says Wenger
Arsene Wenger has said there is no bidding war between Manchester City and Manchester United over Alexis Sanchez.
The Frenchman was tightlipped over the future of the Chile international but did not deny that approaches had been made.
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Mourinho refuses to rule out Alexis move
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is not ruling out the possibility of a move for Alexis Sanchez.
The Arsenal forward has been widely expected to join Manchester City, but the Red Devils have reportedly swooped in with a late approach for the 29-year-old.
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Man City still hopeful on Alexis
Manchester City are still hopeful of signing Alexis Sanchez in January, despite a supposed approach from Manchester United, Goal understands.
The Blues’ plans for Alexis remain unchanged, despite news of rival interest emerging on Thursday, and the club are also believed to be working on at least one other deal.
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Napoli boss requests Sane signing
Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has requested the signing of Manchester City Leroy Sane, according to CalcioNapoli24 .
The 59-year-old asked president Aurelio De Laurentiis, during talks over a new contract, to attempt to lure the Germany international away from the Etihad Stadium.
De Laurentiis, however, instantly rebuffed the request, maintaining that the winger would prove too expensive.
Man Utd ahead of City in Weigl race
Manchester United have passed Manchester City in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, according to the Independent .
Jose Mourinho is said to want a new defensive midfielder in support of Paul Pogba, and City target Weigl has landed on the Red Devils’ radar.
While a swap involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan seems unlikely, United’s willingness to send the midfielder to Dortmund could help facilitate talks to sign Weigl.