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Pep Guardiola isn't sure whether Man City will return for Alexis Sanchez in January

Pep Guardiola does not yet know if Manchester City will revive their attempts to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.

City had a £55m deadline-day bid for the Chile playmaker accepted last week but a move did not go through because the Gunners could not secure a replacement.

With Sanchez out of contract next summer, City could swoop again in January but Guardiola has now switched his focus away from player recruitment.

Ahead of today's Premier League clash with Liverpool, Guardiola said: "I don't know what's going to happen.

"Of course we were interested (but) at the end Arsenal decided not to sell him. So, all the best for Alexis. I know him from Barcelona. And that's all. Sometimes the deals work, sometimes not."

City have suffered a blow ahead of the Liverpool clash with the loss of influential captain Vincent Kompany with yet another calf injury. City failed in attempts to bring in West Brom's Northern Ireland ace Jonny Evans last week but Guardiola is happy enough with his options.

Guardiola said of Kompany: "He had a little problem in his calf. It will be short but the next (game) he will not be able to play.

"But we have other players that can play in that position."

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