Arsene Wenger hopes Alexis Sanchez stays at Arsenal; while Manchester United table huge offer for Real Madrid’s attacking midfielder. Manchester City hold former United star talks; while Barcelona name price for Inter Milan target.
5. Arsene Wenger hopes Alexis stays at Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping Alexis Sanchez will remain with the club “for longer” despite links to a January move to Manchester City.
The 29-year-old has been heavily touted as a switch to City, who failed to conclude a deadline-day swoop for the star back in August.
But the transfer talk didn’t prevent Wenger from playing Alexis as a second-half substitute Wednesday against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
4. Manchester United table huge offer for Asensio
Manchester United have approached Macro Asensio with a massive offer to lure him away from Real Madrid, claims Don Balon.
Asensio is considered one of the hottest young talents at the Bernabeu, and his ability has not escaped the attention of Jose Mourinho.
Reportedly a big fan, Mourinho sees Asensio as the man to revive United’s fading fortunes and close the gap with Manchester City. However, Real Madrid are still reluctant to sell.
3. Manchester City hold Jonny Evans talks
Manchester City have held talks with ex-United defender Jonny Evans over a move to the Etihad Stadium, reports the Daily Mail.
Evans, 30, has 18 months remaining on his West Bromwich Albion contract and has also aroused interest from Arsenal this window.
He would be available for around £20 million, while City’s interest in Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez has cooled.
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