Man City to go back in for Sanchez and to try and lure Van Djik from Southampton.

Sky sources understand Manchester City are still keen on signing Alexis Sanchez but may wait until the summer to make their move for fear of upsetting the balance of a squad who boast an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

It’s understood the player is keen to rekindle his relationship with Pep Guardiola, having worked with him at Barcelona, and would welcome a move to City in either the forthcoming transfer window or at the end of the current season.

the feeling in the corridors of power at the Etihad is that Arsenal now realise they made a mistake in not letting Sanchez leave last summer when they’d accepted a bid for him from City.

It’s thought that may open the door to a move in January, but City are happy to wait to get their man for nothing when the current campaign comes to a close.

Sanchez’s arrival would fill one of the three roles Guardiola has identified as areas of need following meetings with the City hierarchy to plot the next 18 months of transfer activity.

And while some have assumed that if City manages to bring in Alexis Sanchez it would spell the end of Sergio Aguero’s career at the Etihad, it may not be the case.

Man City are in the market for a defender in the January Transfer Window and that man could be Virgil Van Djik with injuries to John Stones and Vincent Kompany leaving City very light in the middle of the defence. Johnny Evans a summer transfer target remains an option for the Citizens.

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