Pep Guardiola Discusses Alexis Sanchez Rumours


Manchester City were keen on a swap deal for Gunners' forward Alexis Sanchez and it was reported that Sterling was open to the idea of moving back to London.

Speaking about Arsenal's interest in Sterling last week, Guardiola said: 'When we started to speak with Arsenal in the last days, they wanted to make a swap with Raz.

"I said zero chance, not even one per cent chance, because I trust Raheem".

"The only deal possible was cash".

With Sanchez out of contract next summer, City could swoop again in January but Guardiola has now switched his focus away from player recruitment. He's an Arsenal player.

I don't know what will happen in the winter time.

Per James Ducker at The Telegraph, the City boss was asked about whether his club might make a new offer for the Chilean after the Gunners rejected a £60 million bid from the Citizens this summer.

"Of course we were interested in him, but Arsenal decided not to sell him, so I wish Alexis all the best".

Whatever the case may be, the most important thing for Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans is to see the Chile worldwide perform to the best of his ability while he is still a Gunner and the former Man United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has advised Alexis that he must do that if he is going to get any joy from his remaining time in north London, reports Metro.

City hope Ederson has not suffered a serious injury, but Pep Guardiola said he may miss Wednesday's Champions League game at Feyenoord with Bravo set to step in.

Ferdinand, who played for Manchester United from 2002 to 2014, says all these players can still be welcomed back by their teammates, but it depends on their professionalism. As far as I know, UEFA didn't call us to say that we are being investigated.