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Manchester City close to £55 million deal for Alexis Sánchez - Report

Arsenal are still hoping to get a replacement before the deal is completed

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Manchester City continue to try hard to make a deal for Arsenal superstar Alexis Sánchez, and according to multiple reports a second bid has been submitted by the Blues.

Guillem Balague of Sky Sports gives us more details, and potential positive news for City fans: the Blues are close to a deal for £55 million plus £5 million in performance bonuses, but Arsenal are hoping to complete the transfer of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar before they allow Alexis to move to the Etihad.

More sources are confirming the £55 million + £5 million in add-ons, and they also say that Arsenal want to get Lemar in first. It looks like this could be offer that gets the deal done!

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