Pep Guardiola is keen on signing Alexis Sanchez (Picture: Getty)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has refused to deny his interest in signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean is out of contract at the end of the season and is refusing to sign a new deal at the Emirates.

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Guardiola managed Sanchez at Barcelona and is keen on bringing him to the Etihad but City are unwilling to go above their £50million valuation.

Arsene Wenger is determined to keep hold of Sanchez but City are likely to make a late move for the forward this week and Guardiola appeared to put the ball in Sanchez’s court.

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Alexis Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)

‘Alexis? He’s an Arsenal player, like Evans is a West Brom player. You have to ask Alexis,’ said Guardiola.

‘Normally I don’t talk about players from other clubs

‘I’m happy with the squad I have. We have five or six days left, and we’ll see with the market. Maybe some of the players here will leave and we will see.

‘Now the market is difficult and it was difficult before. You have to spend more, not just City but other clubs. They’re looking for the best solutions. They wait until the last minute to make the deal cheaper.’

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