If you are good at reading between the lines then Jose Mourinho answered all the possible questions regarding Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United last night in his pre-match press conference for the Stoke game.
Alexis has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in last 24 hours with many leading sources confirming an agreement between United and the Chilean forward and the transfer could get completed in next few days.
Unsurprisingly, Mourinho was bombarded with questions related to United’s pursuit of Alexis Sanchez and oddly enough Mourinho did not turn down the question and even entertained the idea of seeing Alexis playing for Man United this season.
“I don’t know if ethical or correct,” Mourinho began. “The word we can find to be speaking about players of other clubs. If somebody speaks of one of my players to tell we are interested or we are not interested, I wouldn’t be very, very happy.
“Sanchez is an Arsenal player, I don’t know but probably this weekend he is going to defend Arsenal colours so I don’t think it’s correct to say things about Alexis Sanchez.
“At the general level what I can say is myself and the Manchester United board, the owners, we don’t believe a lot in the January market, we don’t believe in signing a player just to sign a player, just to do something, we don’t believe in that.
“In relation to Alexis Sanchez I don’t say a word, the only word I can say is he is a phenomenal player, apart from that an Arsenal player and I feel I shouldn’t say much more than this.”
So there you have it, Jose Mourinho coming out in public to confirm his interest in Alexis and sending a strong message to his board to get the deal done as a player of his caliber is available for as little as £25million.
United are ready to battle and outbid Manchester City to sign the Chilean forward as he will also be available to play in the Champions League knockout stages. That is not it, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is also reported as a target for Man United as Mourinho is planning a drastic overhaul of his attacking options for next season.