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The real reason why Manchester City are hesitating over a move for Alexis Sanchez

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Alexis Sanchez's future looks to be in Manchester.

However, it is still unclear whether he will choose Jose Mourinho and Manchester United, or Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.

Man City came ever so close to securing the signing of Sanchez in the summer, and it seemed certain they would have done so had Arsene Wenger managed to finalise a deal for Monaco forward, Thomas Lemar.

And upon the opening of the January transfer window this month, City again became early favourites for the Chilean's signature.

However, in recent days it has been reported that City's interest in Sanchez has cooled, with rivals United now becoming the front runners to sign the wantaway Arsenal forward.


Just a few days ago, it was reported by a number of media outlets, such as the Daily Mail, that Manchester City are stalling over a bid for Sanchez because they do not want to meet the £35 million that Arsenal are asking for.

However, The Times suggest otherwise, claiming that the asking price is not the major reason why Guardiola is stalling over a potential move.

Instead, The Times report that it is Sanchez's wage demands which is the stumbling block.

The Chilean is asking for an incredible £350,000 per week, which would easily make him the highest paid player at City were he to sign.


And it is believed that Man City are unwilling to pay the 29-year-old that much money, as they are concerned over the dressing room upset it could cause.

There is a good feeling in the City dressing room at the moment, and disrupting the harmony of what is a tight-knit squad is of more importance to the City hierarchy than signing Sanchez.

However, Guardiola is still keen on a move for Sanchez, and they have not completely lost hope of sealing a move for the Arsenal man.

But they feel that if Sanchez wanted to play for Guardiola strongly enough, he would agree to a move either now or in the summer regardless of what wages City were offering.

Where Sanchez will end up on Manchester is anybody's guess at the moment.

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