Jose Mourinho confirms Man Utd are in the running to sign 'phenomenal' Alexis
Alexis Sanchez is being linked with a move to Manchester United (Picture: Reuters)
Jose Mourinho hailed Alexis Sanchez as ‘phenomenal’ and admits Manchester United are obliged to to bid for the Arsenal star in January.
United have emerged as the favourites to sign the Arsenal contract rebel according to reports with Manchester City now reluctant to meet Arsenal’s £35million valuation.
Sanchez’s agent, Fernando Felicevich, is also said to be demanding a fee of around £5m and with the player asking for around £300,000-a-week, City are unconvinced the total package represents value for money and Mourinho is ready to pounce.
Alexis Sanchez – Man Utd or Man City? (Picture: Getty)
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‘I don’t know if ethical or correct,’ Mourinho said. ‘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.