Man City Set To Use Defender As Bait In £50m Cash-Plus-Player Swoop For Alexis

Man City rady to offer 21-year-old centre-backs Jason Denayer to Arsenal in their £50m deal for Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.

As per Sun, Pep Guardiola is willing to offload the Belgium international who has spent 2016/17 season on loan to Sunderland and planning to use him as a makeweight in a deal for Copa America winner.

Last year, Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for Denayer following the 21-year-old’s impressive spell with Turkish giants Galatasaray.

The Citizens, meanwhile, are believed to be leading the race for former Barcelona forward and are ready to launch a £50 million offer to secure his services.

However, it seems unlikely with Arsene Wenger is against of selling the key player to their Premier League rivals.

Earlier last month Arsene Wenger was adamant that Copa America Winner would not be sold to another Premier League club.

‘I think he will stay and sign. First of all, he is happy here, his desire is to stay, that is what I deeply believe,’ said the Arsenal manager

‘I don’t think you would sell him to any Premier League club, that is for sure.

‘But as I have said, I think he will stay and sign a contract. Both parties have the desire to find an agreement, so I think it will happen.’

Adnan Beganovic

Adnan is the columnist of Balkan Talk from the beginning. He writes about Bosnian football and loves FC Zeljeznicar. PC Games and Basketball are another his hobbies.