Guardiola doesn't consider Alexis Sanchez's move next January

Guardiola doesn't consider Alexis Sanchez's move next January

Guardiola doesn't consider Alexis Sanchez's move next January

The Brazilian youngster overstretched during the first half of City's 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday, accidentally doing the splits.

"I admire the physicality in the Premier League but the referees have to protect the players", said the Spaniard.

The injury to Jesus could prompt City to bring forward plans to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with the current necessity for firepower likely to outweigh the determination to wait until the summer to sign the Chilean on a free transfer.

But not just Man City players, all the players of the league [need protecting]. All the players. I haven't spoken to the FA (Football Association) about it.

"People are talking about diving and about how they [the referees] need to focus on the diving, that's okay".

It is very possible that Manchester City enters the winter market to strengthen their squad, which let Pep Guardiola speak at a press conference about the addition of one of his desired players: Alexis Sánchez. "But they can be out for a long time".

The Chilean worldwide has six months left on his contract and has decided against signing a new deal at the Emirates. When asked if injuries could force him to make a move for Arsenal star in January, Guardiola said: "I don't know (what's going to happen) but he's a player of Arsenal and I think he is going to stay there". "We will have internal meetings with the board of directors and we will see what is best for us; but for now he is a player in Arsenal and I think that he will continue", he said. "You'd rather take the points that he can give Arsenal than to take the money". Watford are on a awful run of form, winning just one of their last eight league games and racking up four points out of a possible 24.

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