Well, well. After weeks of being told just how much Manchester City would bid for Alexis Sanchez in January, we have now been given an about turn.
An exclusive in the Sunday Mirror says that City have no plans to make a bid for Alexis Sanchez in January, and will wait to sign him for nothing in the summer.
In fairness, you can see City’s point. They are doing absolutely fine without Sanchez, having won nine and drawn one of their ten games in the league and also topping their Champions League group comfortably. Why risk making a change?
It’s just that the paper now bringing us this news has spent the best part of two months telling us that City do want Sanchez and that they will pay to get him in January.
‘Manchester City plot cut-price £20m transfer swoop for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in January window’ – October 13.
‘Man City to sign two players in January including Alexis Sanchez’ – October 19.
‘City will go back in for Alexis Sanchez if they fear losing the Arsenal striker to one of their European rivals. City will be prepared to pay in the region of £20m – £40m less than they bid in the summer’ – October 20.
‘Arsenal to demand £30million for Alexis Sanchez in January as Manchester City bid looms’ – October 26.
That’s just the last fortnight. It’s almost as if…