Manchester City confident of wrapping up £30m Alexis Sanchez transfer this week

Manchester City confident of wrapping up £30m Alexis Sanchez transfer this week

Manchester City confident of wrapping up £30m Alexis Sanchez transfer this week

"De Bruyne said: "(He is) a very good player. However, Arsenal's front office reneged late in the day and allowed Sanchez to become a free agent in 2018.

Interestingly, it is reported that City have insisted this will be their maximum bid for a player they could take for nothing come the summer. Obviously we will see what happens in this transfer period.

They don't want to pay over the odds for a player who would cost nothing in a few months' time while Arsenal are demanding £35m for Sanchez.

The news is likely to further fuel speculation around Sanchez's future, with Manchester City expected to launch another bid to sign the forward this month. We are on a good period already - the whole season.

'When he comes he will add something to the team, ' said the Belgium ace.

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil
GETTY Arsenal stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil could leave the club this month

Sanchez has only been out-scored by Alexandre Lacazette among the Arsenal squad this season, while fellow contract rebel Mesut Ozil was missing from Arsenal's squad entirely for the trip to Stamford Bridge and is believed to be suffering from a knee injury. "There is nothing really new for the moment", De Bruyne told Sky Sports after he led his team to defeat Bristol City 2-1 in the Carabao Cup semi-finals first leg on Tuesday night, scoring the first goal. Everybody is doing a good job.

"We don't care about that", De Bruyne. 'We have five days and that will be good.

Of course, we don't know if De Bruyne has any inside knowledge.

But that didn't stop plenty of fans - and media outlets - from jumping the gun and claiming De Bruyne may have just hinted at Sanchez's arrival.

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