Five stars who could replace Manchester City-bound Alexis Sanchez


'If a good player comes to us that is better, if he doesn't come we do it with the team we have.

"We don't care about that", De Bruyne.

If Sanchez leaves Arsenal now, the Gunners will receive a fee for the forward, but if Sanchez was to move to City in the summer, Sky in Italy claim he would earn £13m-a-year in wages, plus a £30m signing-on fee.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fought off the interest at the time, but the Guardian has reported that Guardiola's interest hasn't died down and the Spanish tactician plans on securing Sanchez's services in the January window. Everybody is doing a good job.

He has two choices, to accept City's bid and let him leave now, or reject it and then watch as Sanchez signs on a free transfer to join City when his contract with Arsenal expires.

Speaking in Flemish, De Bruyne names the Reds as his favourite club before going on to state that he would love to play for the Anfield giants when he grows up.

The Belgian said: "We have five days, that will be good".

The club are thought to be close to agreeing a new contract with De Bruyne but the player insists there is no rush.

De Bruyne revealed that his agent Patrick De Koster has been on holiday over Christmas, but he expects everything to be tied up soon. It has been a tough period for four months now.

The 26-year-old said: "We are still in negotiations". It will be nice to have five days and then nearly a week before Newcastle to get a little bit of recovery.

"I'm not in a hurry". We go there to win the game.

All three players can be approached by foreign clubs as they are within six months of the end of their contracts, but Wenger is unconcerned by interest from overseas.