Alexis Sanchez Pep Guardiola denies phone conversation with Arsenal striker

Sanchez’s protracted contract negotiation with Arsenal has sparked transfers rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City.

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Alexis Sanchez play Pep Guardiola has denied calling Alex Sanchez on the phone (AFP)
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has denied calling Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez to convince him to join the club.

Sanchez’s protracted contract negotiation with Arsenal has sparked transfers rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola play Pep Guardiola denies calling Sanchez but admits the striker is a top class player (Getty Images)

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Reports in Chile suggested that Guardiola personally spoke to the striker on the phone but the City manager denied having any conversation with the Arsenal players.

“Absolutely false. The journalist is a liar,” Guardiola said.

Alexis Sanchez would fit in any team in the world. The journalist is a liar.”

Sanchez is out of contract at the Emirates in 2018 and has demanded a weekly wage of over £200, 000.

Alexis Sanchez play Alexis Sanchez wants over £200, 000 per week for his new contract (AFP)

The 27-year-old scored a fantastic hat-trick for Arsenal in their 5-1 win over West Ham on Saturday, December 2.

He now has 40 goals in 75 Premier League for the Gunners since joining the team in 2015 from Barcelona.

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