Manchester City Unlikely To Sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez In January

Associated Press

Manchester City is unlikely to sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in January 2018 but could make a move for a new central defender with Jonny Evans and Virgil van Dijk, according to Press Association Sport.

Sanchez, who is in the final year of his Gunners contract, could sign a pre-contract agreement elsewhere from January, but that has not influenced City’s thinking as they do not feel it makes a lot of sense to sign him midseason and potentially risk disrupting the attacking balance.

City had a bid worth up to £60 million for Sanchez accepted on deadline day in August but the deal was not finalized because Arsenal failed to find a replacement.

Manchester City is reluctant to conduct business during the January transfer window unless there is a clear necessity to strengthen a position.

City are no longer thought to be interested in signing another left-back