Manchester City will hold a meeting to discuss whether to make a move for wantaway striker Alexis Sanchez in the winter transfer window according to manager Pep Guardiola.
The unexpected injury to Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, who is expected to be out for at least two months having suffered a serious injury in the stalemate draw against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve has left the Citizens short of options in attack, with Sergio Aguero the only fit and recognized striker in the Premier League leaders squad.
However, with influential playmaker Kevin De Bruyne also joining Gabriel Jesus on the sidelines, Pep Guardiola was asked if the Citizens could be forced into bolstering their attacking options in the winter transfer window.
Speaking after the stalemate draw at Selhurst Park, he said:
“In internal meetings, we are going to decide what is the best but my feeling now (is) Alexis is an Arsenal player and he will be.
Injury to Gabriel Jesus might see the Citizens go back for Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window having initially failed in their pursuit for the Chilean in the summer.
The Chilean striker was on the verge of completing a £60 million to the Etihad Stadium on deadline day but the move failed to materialize with the Gunners failing to sign a replacement before the window closed.
With the Premier League leaders still competing on all four fronts and Alexis Sanchez entering the final six months of his contract at the Emirates, the Chilean striker might be set for a reunion with his former manager Pep Guardiola at the Etihad next month as he could leave the Gunners for a cut-price deal in the winter transfer window.
Despite the 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace on Sunday, the Pep Guardiola side still lead the table by 14 points and will be hoping to return back to winning ways when they host Watford at the Etihad Stadium on Monday.