A Young Kevin De Bruyne Declaring His Love For Liverpool & Michael Owen

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Arsenal have two key clashes against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-finals this month, though, and despite his mixed form this year, their best chance of overcoming the Blues is with Sanchez in the team. We don't have to take care about that anyway.

Like last summer, Manchester City have been heavily linked with a move to the forward and reports suggest they've submitted a £20 million bid for him.

A return to Southampton has also been mooted, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: "I heard about that but I want him to stay".

Sanchez played no part in Sunday's 4-2 FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, which leaves the EFL Cup as Arsenal's remaining realistic prospect of domestic silverware this season.

While the Belgian's performance on the pitch was impressive - scoring the equaliser - his performance off the pitch wasn't quite so good.

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But that didn't stop plenty of fans - and media outlets - from jumping the gun and claiming De Bruyne may have just hinted at Sanchez's arrival.

De Bruyne is relaxed about his own situation as he prepares to sign a new contract at the Etihad worth in excess of £200,000 a week.

If his motivation is trophies, then he's in a fantastic position to go now, but if it's money, what's five months if you can get £30m in your bank account at the end of it.

"We are still in negotiations", talkSPORT quotes the midfielder as saying. 'I am waiting for an offer from the club, but my agent has been on holiday for three weeks. We go there to win the game. There is nothing really new for the moment. "I still have three-and-a-half years on the contract".