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Soccer transfer rumors: Alexis Sanchez - Manchester City official?

The talented Chilean striker could be departing London for a move to the blue side of Manchester.
Alexis Sanchez is set to complete a switch from Arsenal to Manchester City. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

Manchester City has successfully acquired Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez on Thursday morning, the final day in which international clubs can acquire players via the transfer market.

Daily Star Sport was first to report that Sanchez told his Chilean teammates that he will, in fact, be switching Premier League clubs. The agreement between Arsenal and City is currently a verbal one.

The deal is believed to be around $70.8 million.

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However, Sky Sports reported shortly after that Manchester City is still waiting to hear from Arsenal.

According to Jake Lambourne of the Sun, City had "a delegation" of representatives in Chile where Sanchez is currently at on international duty. 

The 28-year-old former Barcelona man had been a star since joining Arsenal in 2014, recording 71 goals in all competitions, including 24 goals in the Premier League last year. Only Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku had more in 2016-17. 

Sanchez made it known that he wishes to join City, but Arsenal was thought to not be willing to let him go unless they found a replacement for him. Paris Saint-Germain's Julian Draxler or Monaco's Thomas Lemar could be options. 

This was Manchester City's second bid for Sanchez, the first was rejected by Arsenal after $64.3 million was offered. 

Arsenal could lose Sanchez just a day after agreeing to send English international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool.


 

 
 
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