Arsenal midfielder Alexis Sanchez has revealed that his future is now down to his agent amidst rumours that Manchester City are beginning to close in on securing a deal for the Chilean sensation.
Reports coming from Goal last month had claimed that City boss Pep Guardiola was edging closer to securing the Arsenal man, who only has a year left on his current contract at the Emirates.
Speaking whilst on international duty, the Manchester Evening News reports that Sanchez said:
“For now, I’m focused on the [Confederations] Cup in Russia and trying to do well. The truth is that my agent will see to it. He knows and will sit down with the club to look for the best option for me.
“I’d like a lot of things but I’m only thinking about the national team.”
Sanchez – who contributed to just under 50% of Arsenal’s Premier League goals with 24 goals and 10 assists – is yet to sign a new deal despite The Guardian claiming that Arsene Wenger wants him to stay.
In other news, The Sun believe that La Liga side Sevilla are looking at a potential double swoop for out-of-favour City men Nolito and Jesus Navas this transfer window.
The duo only managed 21 starts between them in Guardiola’s debut season at the Etihad and it is reported that Sevilla president Pepe Castro has confirmed his interest in bringing them both to Spain.
Talking about the prospect of a move for Navas, he said:
“We would love to sign him, he is a fantastic player. I greeted him and each followed his way, which does not remove so that, if we can, we want to sign him.”
The 31-year-old left Sevilla to move to Manchester in 2013 but has since struggled to find regular first-team action, whilst Nolito has openly expressed his desperation to leave England and return to Spain.
Lastly, reports arising from Mexico over the past day have alleged that 21-year-old winger Hirving Lozano is set to become Guardiola’s third signing of the summer window over the upcoming weeks.
Mexican news outlet Univision claim that Lozano, who plays his football in the national top division for Pachuca, is set to join Manchester City before being immediately loaned out to PSV Eindhoven for a season.
Yet the youngster has admitted that he is unaware of a potential move, and speaking after Mexico’s victory over Honduras on Thursday evening he said:
“I only just heard about it when they asked me. I’ve not been told anything. I’ve got to take it calmly and speak about it all with the [Pachuca] directors.”
“[When asked if he would be open to the switch] Of course I would be. They are great teams and going to one would be very important.”
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