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AP Source: Man City ends interest in signing Alexis Sanchez

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester United's chances of signing Alexis Sanchez were boosted on Monday when fierce rival Manchester City ended its interest in signing the Arsenal forward.

City is unwilling to match the transfer fee and related costs to sign Sanchez that are being offered by United or Chelsea, which is the latest contender for his signature, a person familiar with negotiations told The Associated Press. City also didn't want to make Sanchez the highest-earning player at the club.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly about the negotiations.