Alexis Sanchez should join Manchester United on one condition - Paul Merson

'Alexis should snub Man Utd and join City' - Ferdinand's shock advice for Arsenal ace

"Mourinho, who said he was unlikely to buy anyone in January, recently bemoaned his club's inability to invest up to "£70 million" in new players, claiming Premier League leaders City have the advantage of unlimited spending power.

Manchester City were believed to be favourites to sign the Chile worldwide thanks to their position in the Premier League and the relationship Sanchez already has with manager Pep Guardiola.

Sanchez was subject to a £20M enquiry from Man City earlier in the transfer window, but Arsenal will not sell to a Premier League club for less than £35M.

"I think that's a good deal because as you say Arsenal haven't got a star".

And former Manchester United full-back Paul Parker, in his Eurosport column, said that he completely understood Sanchez's desire to leave Arsenal.

"I don't know ethical or correct, the word we can find to be speaking about players of other clubs, if somebody speaks of one of my players to say we are interested, I wouldn't be very very happy".


"Let's say we have three targets in the summer - a defender, a midfielder and an attacking player", Mourinho told reporters.

The Armenia global has been linked with a potential exit at Old Trafford over the past couple of months or so following a hard 2017-18 season so far. Sanchez is being heavily linked with Mourinho's rival Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. The Arsenal player is out of contract and has stood at an impasse with the Gunners over a new deal.

"He'll have the choice of a lot of clubs and, if United could get him, it would be a massive signing".

"But if there is a fantastic opportunity on the table, you fight for that fantastic opportunity. And I don't want this to sound bad towards Everton; they could be like Everton".

However, Manchester United have turned the transfer saga on its head with their late bid to hijack Manchester City's move for the Chilean and are reportedly close to thrashing out an agreement with the winger.

The bad blood between the United manager and Wenger is well known but if Arsenal board rubber stamp his move to United, surely it will be the end for Wenger and his fragile truce with the Gooners hierarchy.

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