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Manchester United looking to prise Alexis Sanchez with whopping sign-on fee

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Things appear to be getting rather complicated in the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga.

The Chilean superstar had been pursued by Manchester City throughout the summer transfer window but the Citizens’ £60 million attempt ended up being unsuccessful since Arsenal failed to sign a replacement before the end of the window.

Pep Guardiola was left frustrated with Arsenal’s apparent incompetence and is expected to make a fresh approach in order to land the 28-year-old in January. However, the situation appears to has changed dramatically as the Manchester City boss is now facing competition from his fierce rival Jose Mourinho.

According to the reports emerging from The Sun, Manchester United are keen to step in the race for Sanchez as Mourinho is looking to bolster his attacking options.

Alexis Sanchez is nearing the end of his Arsenal contract and would be available on a free transfer next summer.

Manchester United are looking to exploit that fact and are reportedly prepared to offer the Chilean whopping £25 million sign-on fee in order to turn his head away from both Arsenal and Manchester City.

A move to direct rivals would be a dagger in Arsenal fans’ heart but it seems that the Gunners can do very little to stop this particular scenario from unfolding. It also brings a familiar feeling for the Arsenal faithful who have watched their favourite Robin van Persie move to Old Trafford in 2012.

Manchester City remain the favourites to land Sanchez in January, whereas United are an outside pick available at 14/1 betting odds.

Sanchez scored 73 goals in 147 games for Arsenal across all competitions.

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