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Transfer news: Alexis Sanchez close to Manchester United deal, Man City to drop interest

By - - [ Update Sport ]

Manchester City are ready to drop their interest in Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez, giving their city rivals Manchester United a free run at the player.

City have been favourites to sign Sanchez since failing with a £60million deadline day bid last August.

But United blindsided their neighbours this week, by launching a £35million bid for the 29-year-old.

Arsenal want £35m for Sanchez, while the player’s agent, Fernando Felicevich, is also said to be demanding a fee of around £5m for facilitating the deal.

With Sanchez’s wage demands around £300,000-a-week, City are prepared to pull the plug.

It is however understood that Jose Mourinho will do whatever it takes to get the player and in fact, a deal could be close.


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