BREAKING: Man City accept defeat in their efforts to sign Alexis Sanchez, according to Telegraph.

Manchester City have accepted defeat in their efforts to sign Alexis Sanchez and Jonny Evans before the close of the transfer window tonight.  
City made a second offer worth £60 million including add ons for Sanchez today but with Arsenal unable to secure a replacement for the wantaway Chile striker a deal has collapsed.  
Arsenal had reached an agreement in principle with Monaco for Lemar worth a British record £92 million but feel they ran out of time to do a deal, although other sources have claimed the France attacking midfielder was lukewarm about a move to the Emirates Stadium.  
It means Sanchez is stuck at Arsenal for now, and unless the North London club can persuade the Chilean to sign a new contract, they risk losing him for a knockdown fee in January or for nothing next summer when his contract expires.  
Meanwhile, City's hopes of signing Evans from West Bromwich Albion hinged on the club offloading Eliaquim Mangala and West Brom finding a replacement. But the France defender rejected moves to West Brom and Crystal Palace leaving City unable to make a third offer for Evans because they first needed Mangala off the wage bill.  
Arsenal were also interested in Evans but with Shkodran Mustafi's proposed move to Inter Milan falling through the West Brom centre half, currently away in San Marino on Northern Ireland duty, is likely to remain at the Hawthorns for now.
Source: All Football

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