Could Manchester United scupper Manchester City’s signing of Alexis Sanchez?
With reports suggesting that Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez had already agreed personal terms on a deal that would see him signing for Manchester City this summer, fascinating reports are now emerging linking the Chilean with a move to Old Trafford.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) January 11, 2018
With his contract due to expire this summer, the former Barcelona star is apparently available for the reasonable transfer fee of £35 million.
Manchester United currently sit 15 points behind their local rivals in the Premier League table and an attacker of Sanchez’s ability would certainly give Mourinho’s side a huge boost as they look to gain some ground at home and also challenge for the Champions League.
Manchester United now have made a bid too for Alexis Sanchez! José Mourinho wants him and is trying to hijack Manchester City move 🔴
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2018
With the news being broken by the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio, it seems that there is some truth to United’s sudden interest in the Arsenal star. However, with the Chile international having (reportedly) already agreed terms on a deal that would see him joining Pep Guardiola at the Etihad, it remains to be seen if Sanchez has any interest in joining Mourinho’s Red Devils.
Manchester United have entered into negotiations with Arsenal for PSG target Alexis Sanchez, offering Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a part exchange deal, according to @DiMarzio.
— Get French Football (@GFFN) January 11, 2018
In a turn that will certainly interest Arsenal fans, however, The Guardian are now reporting that United are willing to include the misfiring but highly rated Henrikh Mkhitaryan should the Gunners be willing to do a deal in the current window.
Check out some of the best reaction to the fascinating transfer story below.
Accept it Arsenal, class deal
— Zane (@WalterTactic) January 11, 2018
Arsenal can accept it but Sanchez won't
— Vinod (@imJr19) January 11, 2018
Mourinho will destroy him. Pep will make The most of his talent. Unless United offer him twice as much in wages, there is no way he choose them.
— Øyvind Mæhre (@maehre9) January 11, 2018
Je crois pas pic.twitter.com/JUdFz9M6Iu
— massinissa ait kaci #M21 (@massinissaaitk1) January 11, 2018
Yes please!! Holy shit yes please
— Granta 🏀 (@GrantaOnePilots) January 11, 2018
We should be fighting city for Sanchez he’d be an snacking signing and at united he’d take the big shirt and be the main man. Can’t even see where he’s gonna play at city
— dannydobson7 (@dannydobson71) January 11, 2018
Manchester United’s proposal to Alexis Sanchez is higher than that of Manchester City’s & Mourinho is confident of signing him. [guardian]#MUFC
— Manchester United (@MUFCScoop) January 11, 2018
If true United have offered pretty much the same fee plus Mkhitaryan (a player Wenger likes) for Sanchez, that’s obviously Arsenal’s best offer
But the biggest battle is convincing Sanchez to pick United over City (Pep). Seems to have had his heart set on that move for some time
— Ryan Baldi (@RyanBaldiFW) January 11, 2018