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Udinese sporting director Fabrizio Larini claims to have had no contact from Manchester City about the availability of Alexis Sanchez.

City chief executive Garry Cook attended Udinese 2-1 victory over Lazio on Sunday, amid speculation that the club is considering a bid for the Chilean forward. However, Larini says he has spoken to no one about a possible sale.

“I have not talked with anyone at City,” Larini told

“Their presence doesn’t surprise me because big clubs have come to watch our players all season.

“We have many players who are attracting attention, such as Sanchez, [Pablo] Armero, [Mauricio] Isla, [Gokhan] Inler, [Kwadwo] Asamoah and [Samir] Handanovic.

“Will we sell big players? Nothing has been decided yet. We will wait until the end of the season before making any decision.”

Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo has also attempted to play down transfer rumours by insisting that he has no plans to sell anyone.

“If we qualify for the Champions League, we plan to maintain and strengthen the squad,” he told Radio Rai.

“Alexis Sanchez? I hope he stays. He is 22 years old and would be a useful asset for another year.

“We will do everything we can with our budget. I am optimistic.”

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