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Man City are planning to offer Arsenal a ridiculous amount for Alexis Sanchez in January

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In the final few days of the transfer window, Manchester City made their long awaited move to sign Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.

Throughout the summer, the Chilean had been linked with a move to Pep Guardiola's outfit and the pressure was heaped on the Gunners due to the fact he had entered the final year of his contract.

In 2016/17, Sanchez was easily Arsenal's finest player, scoring 24 Premier League goals and his comments have often hinted that he believes he has to move on for the good of his career.

City appeared to be an ideal destination, but it seemed strange that they waited until the final few days to table a concrete offer.

In the end, Arsenal rejected a bid worth around £60m for Sanchez simply because Guardiola had not given them enough time to acquire an adequate replacement.

Thomas Lemar and Julian Draxler were linked with a switch to north London, with a €100m offer actually being made for the former, but on deadline day, Arsene Wenger decided that he did not have time to complete the deals.

It is expected that City will return for Sanchez, with some reporting that they could try again as early as January.

However, the 29-year-old is only free to negotiate with clubs outside of the Premier League at that time, so Guardiola would have to prepare another bid.

And, according to The Sun, City are thinking of offering a pretty ridiculous amount for Arsenal's talisman, with just £20m the figure being quoted.

If Arsenal rejected a figure three times that, what makes City think they will cave into such a small amount? Especially half way through the campaign.

Wenger has actually said he believes the January transfer window should be scrapped.

He told beINSPORTS, per Mirror: “What’s happening now is that the transfer window is closed. September will be okay.

“The players who are tapped up in October, they already start to think: ‘Where do I go in January?’

“That’s not the way to be on board with the football club. We are here to entertain people. You can [only] do that with people who are on board together, with people who want to achieve something together.

"Not with people who, when things don’t go well, think: ‘Where can I go next?’.”

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