MANCHESTER United have made
a sensational attempt to hijack Alexis
Sanchez’s move to rivals Manchester
City.
The transfer saga took a dramatic
twist on Thursday when it emerged that
United have outbid City for the Arsenal
star.
The Premier League leaders are
understood to have offered £20million
for Sanchez, but United’s bid is closer to
Arsenal’s asking price of £35m. They are
also prepared to better City’s personal
terms of £250,000-a-week.
It’s believed that Jose Mourinho is
ready to let Henrikh Mkhitaryan move
to the Emirates as part of any deal for the
Chile international.
United’s offer is understood to have
been tabled last week but only came to
light on Thursday.
The transfer tug of war between the
two Manchester giants is reminiscent
of their battles to sign Robin van Persie,
Samir Nasri and Dimitar Berbatov since
the Abu Dhabi takeover of City in 2008.
Despite United’s interest, City would
still appear to have the upper hand on
this occasion.
Sanchez has made no secret of his
desire to move to the Etihad and work
under his old Barcelona coach Guardiola
who has built a formidable squad in his
second season in English football.
The 29-year-old would be almost
certain to win his first Premier League
title this season, with City 15 points clear
at the top of the table, and would also
be joining one of the Champions League
favourites.

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