You can read 19 more articles this month
MANCHESTER City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said yesterday that Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez would be a good addition to the Blues’ squad, but not vital for the league leaders.
The Premiership front-runners have been repeatedly rumoured to be interested in buying the Chile international, though reportedly they are happy to wait until his contract finishes during the summer.
Their bid to sign the 29-year-old for £60 million in August last year failed as manager Arsene Wenger insisted that he was not for sale.
But the current absence of striker Gabriel Jesus, with a knee injury, may push City to attempt another deal before his term ends.
And for Sanchez it would mean playing once more for Pep Guardiola, who managed him at Barcelona.
De Bruyne said he was highly optimistic that Sanchez would become a Manchester City player.
However, he said, “if a good player comes to us that is better, if he doesn’t come, we do it with the team we have. We are on a good period already — the whole season. Everybody is doing a good job.
“When he comes, he will add something to the team.”
After City were given a tough test by Championship team Bristol City in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final, the Belgian praised the south-west side’s performance.
“I don’t think they had a lot of chances, but they created some problems in the first half. I think we kept on playing and, in the end, I think we deserved to win it.”
Even though they faced some pressure from the Robins, Guardiola’s men held on to win through a late Sergio Aguero strike.
The two sides meet again at Ashton Gate on January 23.
“We missed too many chances, but obviously it was very good to score the second one,” De Bruyne added.
The Belgian playmaker is due to return to Premier League action against Liverpool on Sunday.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.