Mourinho aiming to steal Alexis Sanchez
It is understood United’s offer is in the region of £25m, as Jose Mourinho looks to get one over on United’s local rivals.Sanchez and his representatives are believed to have already agreed personal terms of around £250,000 per week with City but United can better them.
United and City tried to sign Sanchez prior to him joining Barcelona from Udinese in 2011 and again when he chose to join Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014.
Jose Mourinho and his United squad fly back from their warm-weather training camp in Dubai on Friday. Mourinho has been at odds with United’s hierarchy over their spending plans and has been eager for the club to be more competitive against their rivals in the transfer market.
He was initially told the club had £80m to spend in January but inflated prices have meant United have been reluctant to pay over the odds now, preferring to keep hold of their money unless a player of notice became available.Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale remains their prime target for the summer.