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Man City withdraw Sanchez bid

30th June 2011 - Sigvard Magnus

Manchester City football manager Roberto Mancini has said that the club's bid for Udinese's Alexis Sanchez has been withdrawn.

The Chile international is under contract with the Italian team until June 2104 and has accrued much interest from some of Europe's top clubs this summer.

In an interview with Sky Italia, Mancini said: "I have spoken to Sanchez. He said he was open to the idea of coming to City but then we have pulled out.

"After our last offer, we are out of the race to acquire the Chilean player."

Sanchez was key in Udinese's football games last season, scoring 12 goals and helping to guide his side to fourth place in Serie A.

To the surprise of many, Manchester City have not made any significant signings this summer.

In comparison, their arch rivals Manchester United have secured the signings of Blackburn defender Phil Jones, Aston Villa's Ashley Young and David de Gea from Atletico Madrid.

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