Alexis Sanchez and other players Man City could sign in January

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Having finished trophyless in his first season at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola will be hoping to mark his second season in England with some silverware.

With success in both the Premier League and Champions League paramount for his side, City will need to keep his squad fit for the second half of the season if they are convert their strong from into silverware.

Here, we look at three acquisitions that would be most welcome to Pep’s first-team make-up.

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The prolific Chilean striker was the key man for Arsenal last summer but, having stalled on a new contract, looked set to leave despite scoring seven goals and providing three assists in 19 matches this season.

Sanchez’s contract at the Emirates Stadium is up at the end of the season and Guardiola is confident of acquiring the 29-year-old for a cut-off fee this month, although Manchester United have made a late attempt to hijack the deal.

A knee injury to Gabriel Jesus has given the club a push to land Sanchez in a bid to bolster their attacking options as they continue to compete on all fronts this term.

Sanchez’s greatest asset is his pace and eye for goal, an area that could add more firepower to an already star-studded forward line featuring Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Jesus.

Imagine the frightening prospect of Sanchez lining up alongside Aguero for the second half of the season.


West Brom centre back Jonny Evans has been the subject of heavy interest from Manchester City as Pep Guardiola seeks cover for an injury-stricken defence.

The highly-rated Northern Irishman is a man in demand, and City will have to fend off interest from Arsenal to land the star defender.

A fee of £25m should be enough to get the deal over line this month – although Baggies boss Alan Pardew will do all he can to keep the 30-year-old at the Hawthorns.

With John Stones still very much learning on the job at the heart of the City backline and add to that Vincent Kompany’s constant injury problems, Evans’s leadership qualities would make him a fearsome addition at the Etihad Stadium.

A move to the Sky Blues would guarantee the potential to win trophies, but it is unlikely he will see first team action on a regular basis if both men are fit.


The German has cemented himself as a key player for Borussia Dortmund since joining from 1860 Munich in 2015.

One of the hottest properties in the Bundesliga, Weigl’s understanding of the game is beyond his years making him the epitome of the Dortmund team.

The 22-year-old has only made 16 appearances for Dortmund this season after returning from a broken ankle suffered last May, but looked sharp in recent wins over Mainz and Werder Bremen.

From intercepting the opposition’s attacks to setting his side away on the counter, the midfielder looks like an instrumental presence with Guardiola keen to add his services to his outstanding side.

With Yaya Toure and Ferdinandho both out of contract in the summer, Weigl could come in as a long term replacement for the Manchester club.

At 22, his best years are yet to come, which represents another significant boost for the Sky Blues going forward.

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