January Transfer window received another boost in last few hours after Manchester United have submitted a £25million bid for the Arsenal wantaway forward Alexis Sanchez, reports Manchester Evening News.
Every major outlet has picked up on the story since Gianluca Di Marzio broke the news where he claimed that Manchester City’s waiting game with Alexis has given Man United a window to agree the transfer with Chilean star.
Man City have doubts over Alexis Sanchez
Man City do not want to overpay for a player whose contract expires in next 6 months. However, Manchester United and Jose Mourinho are keen to get one over their local rivals by ruining Pep Guardiola’s transfer plans.
Alexis was certain to join City, however, United have offered more money to the player and Arsenal and are even willing to include Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the deal to ensure Arsenal agree a deal with United instead of City.
According to sources at MEN, it is understood that United made contact with Alexis Sanchez’s representatives on the deadline day of summer transfer window after his much-reported move to Man City fell through.
Despite Alexis wanting to join City, Man United’s mega offer could force his and Arsenal’s hands into agreeing this deal. Gunners have given up on any contract extension with Alexis are prepared to accept the best offer they receive.
Arsenal are also struggling to extend Mesut Ozil’s contract and strangely enough, United are the club linked with a move for Ozil as well. Imagine the mood in the Arsenal fan camp if Ozil and Sanchez end up playing for Manchester United.