Arsenal, Man United & Man City
The big transfer story on Wednesday connected Arsenal, Man United and Man City.
According to the Sun, Man United are looking to hijack Man City’s attempts to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
Man City tried to secure the Chilean on transfer deadline day, but the deal collapsed as Arsenal failed to land Thomas Lemar from Monaco.
As it stands, Alexis Sanchez will be a free agent at the end of the season. Few believe he’ll remain at Arsenal.
The big news in the Sun was that Man United are willing to offer Sanchez £25 million next summer to move to Old Trafford.
But, according to the London Evening Standard, Man City remain at the front of the queue for the South American.
Man City’s £25m January offer
Could Sanchez leave the Emirates Stadium in the new year?
After Arsenal held onto their star player in the summer, many have presumed Sanchez will be a Gooner until the end of the year.
But the Evening Standard offer an alternative, believing Arsenal could sell Alexis in the next transfer window. Readers are told:
Manchester City remain favourites to sign Alexis Sanchez but competition for the Arsenal forward is growing amid reported interest from Manchester United.
City are expected to bid in the region of £25m to convince Arsenal to cut their losses in January.
Man City fans may wonder where Alexis would fit into Pep Guardiola’s side.
The Sky Blues have look fabulous in the opening weeks of the new season. And with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne all seemingly certain starters, where would Sanchez play?
Arsenal v Doncaster
On paper this EFL Cup tie looks like a total mismatch.
Arsenal, for all their woes, remain one of the top teams in the Premier League. The Gunners are 12th in the top flight following last weekend’s 0-0 draw at Chelsea.
Doncaster Rovers, on the other hand, have become early strugglers in League One.
They’ve lost their last three matches on the bounce to Northampton, Rochdale and Scunthorpe, while they are 19th in the 24-team division.