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Manchester City transfer news: Sanchez desperate for move, City prepare bid to sign Umtiti - 31st December 2017

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7.42K   //    31 Dec 2017, 20:39 IST

Crystal Palace v Arsenal - Premier League
Determined to leave?

Alexis Sanchez trying to force his move to City

Manchester City was constantly linked to Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in the summer window. The Chilean winger will be out of contract in 6 months, and City is planning to sign him for free next summer rather than making a bid in January.

Pep Guardiola is happy with his current squad and believes signing Sanchez could break the harmony of the team.According to reports, relations between the player and his teammates have also turned sour at Emirates. According to Goal, the Chilean winger is trying to force a move to the Etihad as it has been a disappointing season at Arsenal so far.


City in pole position to sign Samuel Umtiti

FC Barcelona v Chapecoense - Joan Gamper Trophy
Time for a new challenge?

Samuel Umtiti has been one of the best defenders in Europe this season and was one of Barcelona's best performers until he got injured a few weeks ago.

The Premier League leaders are intent on further strengthening their team and they are targetting the Barcelona defender in winter. According to the Sun, the Premier League leaders are going to launch a major offer for the French defender in the January transfer window.

City looking to sign Inigo Martinez

Club Atletico de Madrid v Real Sociedad de Futbol - La Liga
Martinez can be a good addition to Manchester City

John Stones and Vincent Kompany are going to miss action due to injury. Manchester City is looking to sign a centre-back in the January transfer window as a cover for these two.Manchester City is looking for an experienced defender in January and the Inigo Martinez perfectly fits the bill.

Inigo Martinez is one of the most accomplished defenders in the La Liga and fits Guardiola style of play.The 26-year-old Spanish defender reportedly has 28.4 million pounds release clause on his contract. According to the Independent, the Premier league leaders are considering to trigger the release clause of the defender.

West Brom willing to cash in on Jonny Evans

Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League
Quite a few clubs are interested in him

Alan Pardew took over from Tony Pulis at the end of November. Since then, the Baggies have only managed to score 2 goals in the Premier League. West Brom needs to sign a striker in January to sort their issues in front of the goal, otherwise, they face the prospect of relegation.

The Baggies are now openly considering the idea of selling Jonny Evans to get funds to sign a striker. West Brom manager Alan Pardew, admitted that he would have to generate funds by selling players and Evans can be sold.

"We are pretty tight financially. I am conscious if there are no funds available I might have to move something around, I have to get goals on the board otherwise you can't win games. So there is a scenario Jonny Evans might move and for sure I have looked at that." Pardew said as quoted by the Manchester City Evening News

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