Claudio Bravo: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez Upset As Man City Move Failed

Guardiola denies offering Sterling to Arsenal & could bid for Alexis again in January

Bravo and Sanchez had been preparing for a World Cup qualifier against Paraguay in Santiago when Arsenal accepted a £60 million City offer for the forward.

Guardiola made Sanchez his primary target during the summer but would have preferred to pay straight cash for the Chilean rather than present Sterling as a swap deal. "He's an Arsenal player", he added.

With Sanchez out of contract at the end of this season, it has been speculated City could return with a reduced bid for the forward in January with Guardiola not ruling out a move. Both have faced criticism recently following a poor transfer window which left most Gunners' fans disappointed at the lack of signings - despite their record transfer of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

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Since moving to North London from Barcelona in 2011, Sanchez quickly established himself as one of the Premier League's finest players, combining excellent work rate with unmatched quality.

City were heavily linked with a move for the Chile worldwide during the transfer window, with reports suggesting that Sterling could have been used to help snare Sanchez, something Guardiola was quick to rule out.

But Guardiola said the club's only concern was that rival teams in other European leagues will still be able to sign players - potentially from English clubs - after the window has closed in the Premier League.

Sadio Mane could have pulled out of his challenge on Ederson, according to Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. "I think it's really good", he said. We just have to reflect that the transfer window in England will be closed sooner than in Europe.

"This time it was not possible, but hopefully we have him here in the future".

UEFA have opened a probe into whether PSG's mega-money purchases of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe contravene their Financial Fair Play rules, but City's close-season spending is not under investigation.

"He can also call UEFA". Ferran knows more than me.

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