Man City rival Liverpool for Barcelona winger Sanchez

Manchester City and Liverpool are battling for Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez.

Manchester City and Liverpool are battling for Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez.

The Mirror says City tried to buy the Chile international in the summer of 2011, before Sanchez eventually joined Barca for £22million.

But with Sanchez no longer a regular starter for the Catalans, City are understood to be weighing up a move for him.

Liverpool have also been linked with the 24-year-old but City’s guarantee of Champions League football has put them in pole position.

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