PL giants offer mouthwatering deal to Arsenal in last-ditch attempt to sign first team star - report
By Abigail Withey
Manchester City have offered Arsenal a mouthwatering deal in a last-ditch attempt to land Gunners first team star Alexis Sanchez, according to a recent report.
The Mirror has revealed that the Premier League giants have said that they will throw the England international alongside a cash sum in order to provide a more enticing deal for the Gunners.
The newspaper claims that the two clubs have been in direct contact, but Arsene Wenger looks to remain firm and unlikely to sell-up.
It is said that Arsenal would only look to sell the 28-year-old if they saw an offer of around £70 million, and it’s thought that Man City have used Sterling as bait in order to secure a deal before deadline day.
Sanchez has entered the final 12 months of his contract and looks to remain at the top of Pep Guardiola’s transfer list with only a few days remaining of the summer window.
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The winger made his return to the Arsenal squad during their heavy 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, which opened the doors for criticism to long serving boss Arsene Wenger.
Football Insider verdict
The potential swap is just absolutely ludicrous, and it’s a ridiculous thought that Manchester City would be willing to part with Sterling. The 22-year-old has shown a huge amount of talent, and recently scored his side’s winning goal during their 2-1 clash against Bournemouth, so why they would want to give him away in a swap deal is incomprehensible. However, Wenger needs to stop being stubborn and Arsenal should be looking to offload Sanchez. His performance against Liverpool at the weekend lacked any sort of passion or drive and he looked as though his love for the club had just disappeared. If a player no longer has a desire to stay at the club, then he’s go to go. Especially as Wenger risks losing him for free next year.
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