"But you know my answer".
It will be difficult for United to convince Alexis Sanchez to choose Old Trafford, as City offer the chance to work with a manager he has had success under before (Guardiola) and, probably, a Premier League winners medal in May.
"He's won trophies with us".
Cristian Pavon: Ah, the prodigious Boca Juniors wild card that everybody is pretending to know all about all of a sudden. The Chilean is available on a free transfer next summer, so bids of around £30 million are expected to persuade him to move earlier, but which club should he join?
Let's take a step back and consider and assess the latest developments. For Arsenal, he has mainly played on the left wing and has proved to be effective.
A file image of Mesut Ozil and Jose Mourinho.
It was suggested fierce competition between City and United over the services of the former Barcelona forward could be to Arsenal's advantage, but the manager gave little indication an auction is underway behind the scenes.
On whether Malcom would be a replacement for Alexis? "We are relaxed. The only club that can say no - and would do so - if a player attracted interest is Bayern Munich".
"The only word I can say is he is a phenomenal player, apart from that an Arsenal player and I feel I shouldn't say much more than this".
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No I don't regret because at the end of the day all you can access to the demands of the players or you can't and if you cannot, they don't extend their contracts it's as simple as that.
"I am focused on Liverpool versus City", Guardiola said of his team's game on Sunday, when asked for an update on City's pursuit.
The Telegraph suggests Conte has 'recommended' Sanchez once again as the Italian grows increasingly frustrated with the Blues' lack of action in the transfer market.
But the same could be said for United.
Two clubs who battled at the summit of the table for a large part of the campaign - narrow down their fight and fight for a single player this time.
Bordeaux are demanding £45m for youngster in January knowing the Premier League big guns have cash to splash.
"Of course I want a quick resolution", he told reporters at Arsenal's north London training base.
Lingard has been sensational in recent weeks but Martial and Rashford have been less consistent. At that kind of price, nothing is going to happen.
Manchester United club legend Phil Neville says that landing Alexis Sanchez would be "absolutely unbelievable" and "a coup" for his former club.
"What we believe really is there are some players in football world if you have the chance to sign them in January, in March or in July, you have to try and that's it. Nothing is decided one way or the other", he said. However, in Danny Welbeck, Arsenal are already covered in the 'decent players who sometimes look like they're playing in clogs' department.
Another Old Trafford old boy could also be on the move this month. "Look, it's the case now", Wenger replied.