Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Arsenal’s Alexis Sanches as the Chilean pushes for a move away from the Emirates before the transfer window shuts, according to reports.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from Arsenal for some time and the humiliating 4-0 drubbing at Anfield last weekend has seemingly pushed him over the edge. Manchester City have launched a series of bids for the winger, reportedly offering Raheem Sterling or Sergio Aguero plus cash – around £45m – to bring the former Barcelona man into Pep Guardiola’s fold. And it is thought that Arsenal would be willing to accept the offer if a player comes the other way, but this proposition now appears to be off the table. City will now attempt to put together a package that Arsene Wenger cannot refuse over the next couple of days.
Sanchez is desperate to leave but Arsenal don’t want to sell, creating an impasse that will be need to be resolved in one way or another over the next couple of days. Jose Mourinho has publicly expressed his desire to land a wide player before the window shuts and made extensive efforts to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, only for the two clubs to disagree over an adequate transfer dee. The Portuguese has seemingly excepted that a fourth signing – as demanded back in May – will not arrive.
However, with Sanchez fighting for a move away, the Independent‘s Miguel Delaney and Jack Pitt-Brooke have claimed that intermediaries have contacted United to gauge their interest in the winger, who scored 30 goals last season, in an attempt to break the deadlock. And while Mourinho would undoubtedly want to sign the talented Chilean, it appears his preferred destination remains City and former manager Guardiola.