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According to reports, Arsenal are keen on signing Raheem Sterling back to London, despite Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s hands-off warning he is not for sale
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had looked to include England winger, 22, in a deal involving Alexis Sanchez earlier this summer.
Chilean ace Sanchez had looked dead-set on a move away from the Emirates this summer, with Guardiola’s City the most likely target.
However, talks fell apart after Wenger appeared to insist on including Sterling in a cash-plus-player deal.
On the attempts, Guardiola claimed: “When we start to speak with Arsenal in the last days because before it was impossible.
“They want to make a swap with Raz. They talk to me and I said no chance. Zero chance.
“Not one percent chance to make a swap with Alexis and Raz.
“I trust a lot with him. He is 22, English he has a lot of gap to improve. The only deal if possible is cash.
“We try to make an offer, they accept, but in the end they could not sign the player they wanted to sign, Alexis stayed in Arsenal.”
However, Guardiola left the door open for a January swoop for Sanchez, saying: “In the end Arsenal would not sell him.
“But I know Alexis well. I worked with him at Barcelona. We will see what happens in the future.”
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