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The Blues reacted angrily when asked by the Chilean’s agent to pay more money in wages and fees and have left their rivals to conclude a deal
Manchester City have pulled the plug on their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, leaving rivals Manchester United with a clear run at tying up a shock deal for the Arsenal man in the coming days, Goal understands.
City made it clear on Friday that they would walk away from the deal if the total price of a January move did not suit them, and that is exactly what has happened.
The Chilean has indicated that he would be open to joining United in the past few days, and Guardiola is happy to move on because he now believes the 29-year-old is not 100 per cent committed to playing for him.
City’s chances of reaching a cut-price deal with Arsenal began to look bleak when United entered the fray and made it known that they are willing to match Arsenal’s asking price and strike a deal with Felicevich.
Their best hope was for Alexis to stick to his desire to play for Guardiola, and to tell his employers and representatives that he would not move to Old Trafford under any circumstances.
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