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Paris Saint-Germain to battle Manchester City in January for Alexis Sanchez

Paris Saint-Germain are set to go head-to-head with Manchester City in January for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.

The French league leaders are set to revive their interest in January in order to beat City to the Chilean.

The Paris club have already made contact with the 28-year-old’s representatives head of a winter move.

PSG back involved

PSG will make their move for Alexis Sanchez in January to beat Manchester City to his signature.

This is expected to start a bidding war, with Pep Guardiola hoping to add Sanchez to his ranks.

Guardiola is desperate to reunite with the winger he once managed during his time at Barcelona.

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The French heavyweights believe that they can attract the forward to the capital, with a move to Manchester being less appealing.

They have started their bid to sign Sanchez having already made contact with the player’s representatives.

However, the Premier League leaders remain firm favourites to sign the wantaway Arsenal star.

Becoming available

Arsenal have failed to reach an agreement over a new contract with Alexis Sanchez.

The forward is believed to have his heart set on a move away from Arsenal and is refusing any new contract offer.

His contract expires next summer and January is Arsenal’s last chance to sell him for a transfer fee.

The Gunners are now resigned to losing their talisman, becasue of failed negotiations.

Champions League eligible

Alexis Sanchez is eligible to feature in the Champions League this season should he depart north London in January.

UEFA rules allow for the Chilean to play in the knockout stage of the competition despite playing in the Europa League.

This, of course, makes him a yet more attractive proposition for both PSG and City.

Cologne 1-0 Arsenal

A second half-penalty secured Cologne all three points as the Gunners slumped to their first defeat in the competition.

A second string Arsenal side were unable to break down a resolute Cologne defence, with the Germans walking out worthy winners.

Mathieu Debuchy was deemed to have fouled Guirassy inside the penalty area, which the French forward got up and converted.

The win is just Cologne’s second win in seventeen in all competitions this season.