Manchester City still 'have the will' to buy French club AS Nancy; however, the current COVID-19 crisis is holding up the deal, according to l'equipe as relayed by Sport Witness. 

Reports emerged earlier this year that the City Football Group were set to add Ligue 2 side AS Nancy to their roster of clubs. The deal was apparently close to completion; however, the current COVID-19 crisis has presented obvious challenges to that. 

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L'equipe say the current situation has 'not changed direction'; with a source within the City Football group also saying they still 'have the will' to buy the club whenever possible. 

The full statement from the reports source states: “There is still the will to buy AS Nancy. We are facing a global crisis. Today there are aspects that we do not control. But we haven’t changed direction.” 

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