Manchester City January transfer news LIVE: Pep asked City to prioritise Alexis

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Pep asked City to prioritise Alexis over Van Dijk

Pep Guardiola asked Manchester City to prioritise a deal for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez over any possible move for Virgil van Dijk, according to reports ( via Metro ).

Van Dijk completed a £75 million transfer to Liverpool at the beginning of the window.

The Gunners want £35m for Sanchez but City could sign the Chilean on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Wenger out, Arteta in at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta Arsenal Asia Trophy

Arsene Wenger is ready to cut his contract short and end his two-decade tenure at Arsenal, reports the Daily Mirror

Sunday's 4-2 defeat at Nottingham Forest compounded Wenger's frustrations, with the Premier League already out of reach. 

And former Gunners man Mikel Arteta could step into the breach, ending his spell as Pep Guardiola's Manchester City assistant.

City & Arsenal in Alexis talks

Alexis Sanchez Arsenal 2017

Manchester City and Arsenal are negotiating the transfer of Alexis Sanchez, Goal can confirm. 

Arsenal have told City that they want in the region of £35 million for Alexis, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

However, City are optimistic that they can agree a deal worth around £25m to complete the signing of their long-term transfer target in the January window.

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Wenger denies Evans bid

Jonny Evans West Brom

Arsene Wenger has denied making a bid to bring West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans to Arsenal.

Former Manchester United defender Evans has been linked with a January move to the Emirates Stadium, with Manchester City also reported to be interested.

However, while Wenger is keen to further improve his squad in the January window, he insists he has not made an approach for Evans.

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City set for stunning Maguire bid

Harry Maguire Leicester City

Manchester City are set to make a stunning £50 million bid for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, reports The Sun

Pep Guardiola has been impressed with the England defender since his move from Hull last summer are willing to part with a massive sum to bring him in, despite also being linked with cheaper options. 

The Man City boss ideally wants a centre-bavk who would be eligible to play in the Champions League, and Maguire fits the bill. 

Fred waiting for Guardiola's call

Fred Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City target Fred has admitted he is waiting to hear from Pep Guardiola regarding a move.

Goal  understands City are keen on the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder as Guardiola looks to add depth to his squad in the middle of the park.

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Mahrez key to Alexis transfer

Alexis Sanchez Riyad Mahrez Arsenal Leicester City

Alexis Sanchez will be allowed to leave Arsenal for Manchester City only if Riyad Mahrez is bought for the London club, reports The Mirror .

A failed deal for Thomas Lemar killed the chances of Alexis moving in the summer, and with Liverpool the front-runners for the Monaco man now, Arsene Wenger has turned his attention to the Leicester City star. 

Both Sanchez and Mahrez would welcome moves, with the former keen to join back up with former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola. 

Arsenal set to sign Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans West Brom

Arsenal are close to reaching an agreement with West Bromwich Albion for Jonny Evans, says  The Sun .

Manchester City were also linked with the defender and even made a bid for him in the summer, but it seems the Gunners are now leading the chase for his signature.