According to Sky Sports, Manchester City will resist the temptation to splash the cash on Alexis Sanchez in January and instead will try and snap up the Chilean in the summer on a free transfer.
Given the Blues are scoring goals for fun and flying high at the top of the league, perhaps it’s not surprising that they are happy to risk losing out on a player that they tried to sign at the tail-end of the last transfer window.
Sanchez is understood to be eager to link up again with Pep Guardiola who signed him for Barcelona from Udinese in 2011. Whether he decides it’s worth waiting to move remains to be seen, the 29-year-old, who is out of contract at the Emirates in the summer, is allowed to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs in January.
In the short term, it sounds as though City will focus their efforts on signing Virgil van Dyck, a target who has been linked with Arsenal in recent years.