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Man City move today to wreck Barcelona hopes of smooth Sanchez deal

Manchester City have stepped in to wreck Barcelona hopes of a smooth deal for Udinese star Alexis Sanchez.

The Sun says City will make a last-ditch bid today to capture Chilean wonder boy Alexis Sanchez from Udinese.

The Eastlands top brass are refusing to concede that Sanchez, 22, has his heart set on a £35million move to European champions Barcelona.

Reports from Chile last night suggested the winger was ready to fly out to Spain for a medical and sign a five-year deal worth around £90,000 a week.

The Catalans will cough up a £25m down-payment with another £10m linked to results. But City are prepared to offer far bigger wages.

Sanchez has also been tracked by Manchester United who were confident last week of clinching a £27m deal with Serie AUdinese.

But the lure of playing alongside Leo Messi and Co may prove overwhelming.

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