Sanchez deal agreed? Reasons behind City's accelerated move - FCNaija

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 09/01/2018

Reports from England say Manchester City could complete a deal to sign Alexis Sanchez this week after opening talks over a £30million deal and that move is accelerated by two main factors.

According to The Express, Etihad chiefs have made contact with the Gunners to establish if a deal can be done in this transfer window.

Manchester City's motivation to accelerate the deal - despite Sanchez being available for free in the summer has been tied first, Gabriel Jesus' damaged ankle ligaments which ruled out the Brazilian for up to two months.

Jesus' situation leaves Sergio Aguero as the only out-and-out striker in his squad as City bid to battle on domestic and European fronts.

The second big factor is the fact Sanchez can play in the Champions League, which has prompted Guardiola and his Etihad bosses to get serious this month.

Arsenal are willing to sell at the right price - just as they made clear to City over the summer.