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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Extra Time podcast episode 5: Alexis Sanchez transfer saga and why does no one want to go to Chelsea?

In this week's show, Jon Turner, Steve Luckings and John McAuley discuss the best and the worst of the transfer window

Alexis Sanchez will remain an Arsenal player after Manchester City failed in their attempts to lure the Chilean striker to Etihad Stadium. Rodrigo Garrido / Reuters
Alexis Sanchez will remain an Arsenal player after Manchester City failed in their attempts to lure the Chilean striker to Etihad Stadium. Rodrigo Garrido / Reuters

The summer transfer window closed last week as a late flurry of business saw clubs rush to buy players in the closing stages.

However, Manchester City's protracted pursuit of Alexis Sanchez ended in disappointment after Arsenal failed to secure a deal in time for Thomas Lemar, while Chelsea faced multiple rejections before pushing through deals for Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta.

There were plenty of other eye-catching signings completed although Philippe Coutinho leaving Liverpool wasn't one of them.

In this week's show, Jon Turner, Steve Luckings and John McAuley discuss the best and the worst of the transfer window, and Andy Mitten joins us on the phone to discuss Barcelona's failure to land Liverpool playmaker Coutinho. We also look ahead to the weekend when the Premier League returns after the international break.

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