I seriously think Manchester City are becoming the most hated football club in the world. Is anybody else getting annoyed at their assets prizing away the best players your club are interested in? Well here’s another one.
The Manchester club look set to try and steel a march on United, Chelsea and Liverpool to sign Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean forward is hot property right now as top European clubs looks set to go for his signature in the summer. As well as English clubs, Inter Milan, Juventus and Barcelona have also shown an interest but City want to tie up a deal before the others get a chance.
Newspapers have reported that Chief Executive Garry Cook is to fly out to Udinese at the weekend to tie up a deal somewhere in the region of £25 million.
However the deal is still to be ironed out with the player who may wish to wait until City have guaranteed a Champions League place before making a decision. Sanchez’s current employers are having a good season and may well finish amongst the Champions league places themselves. Therefore the forward may wait until the summer to see what other offers are available to him.
Nevertheless a City source claimed that they were confident a deal could be done struck, citing their riches as a key factor in the deal with the idea of possibly trebling the forwards wages.
Sanchez is one of the rising stars in World football, known for his superb technical ability, he mostly operates as a forward but can also play on the right side midfield. Even at 22 he has made over 30 appearances for his country and played in all of their 2010 World Cup games.
With money on object at City, they look set to purchase another top talent to add to their star studded squad. Whether there is any room for the Chilean at Eastlands only time will tell, but their transfer policy looks set to continue settling for only the very best. Other potential suitors must now hope Sanchez decides to wait till the summer before deciding on a switch somewhere else.
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