Manchester City are preparing a £60 million bid for Alexis Sanchez whilst Chelsea are readying moves for three Premier League stars. It’s Tuesday’s Paper Round.
City prepare Sanchez bid
We start with The Telegraph who report that Manchester City are set to bid £60 million for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. The report says that despite Arsenal and Arsenal Wenger’s insistence that Sanchez will not be sold City will test that position with a big bid before the end of the transfer window. Sanchez is happy to stay for the final season of his contract but could push for a move if he thinks there is serious interest.
Paper Round’s view: Arsenal should sit tight here. They don’t need the money and Sanchez is enough of a professional (and football fanatic) that he will knuckle down and give it his all for one final season. Yes he could end up strengthening a Premier League rival next season but if he fires Arsenal back into the Champions League surely it will be worth it?