Chinese Super League outfit Hebei CFFC have responded to speculation that they tabled a mammoth £400,000-a-week offer to land Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.
The Chile star is out of contract at the end of the season and the Gunners are facing up to the prospect of losing one of their top stars for nothing in the summer.
Manchester City tried to land the 29-year-old in the summer and are expected to make a further cut-price offer in January.
Recent rumours, however, suggested that Hebei CFFC have approached the forward with a huge contract offer.
But when asked about the link, a senior club official told Southern Metropolis Daily: “We have never made a bid or any offer for Sanchez. The Sun‘s story is fake news.”
As for City’s chances of landing their main summer target, boss Pep Guardiola would not reveal any of their plans for the New Year, according to the report in Metro.
He said: “On the pitch, I don’t know. The January transfer window is in the winter. I don’t know, believe me, I don’t know what we’re going to do.”