Alexis Sanchez close to exit but Arsenal still negotiating over fee

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The Daily Star report that Alexis Sanchez is close to signing for Manchester City but Arsenal are still demanding better financial terms. The report is based off a tweet(s) by Chilean journalist by Maks Cardenas. He also claimed that Sanchez didn’t feature in Arsenal’s FA Cup fixture against Nottingham Forest because he didn’t want to be cup-tied. Arsenal suffered a humiliating exit from the FA Cup as the defending champions lost to Forest 4-2.

Transfer Rumour Reliability

The Daily Star cites the Chilean Journalist Maks Cadenas as the source for this transfer rumour. Daily Star is a  Tier 5 source in our Football Transfer Sources Reliability Guide. where as Maks Cadenas has not been classified yet. But because of the unreliability of The Daily Star, we are going in for low credibility rating. This will be updated if Cadenas is classified in the reliability guide in the future.

Transfer Rumour Rating- 2/10

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Selling Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City will not only be a big blow to Arsenal but even for the league as a whole. Manchester City already look like they are way ahead of the rest of the top teams in the league. Signing someone like Alexis Sanchez will only increase the gap although it will be interesting to see how Guardiola fits the Chilean into his team with already so many in-form attackers.

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