Mourinho admits Mkhitaryan could leave as United close in on Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester United are not a January transfer market kind of team, and Jose Mourinho is not usually a January transfer window shopping kind of manager.

The former Borussia Dortmund has endured an inconsistent spell in Manchester in terms of form and selection.

Although this will get Manchester United's fans excited it's not an open admission to wanting to buy Sanchez as Merson states.

The Guardian report that Arsenal may well be put off by the player's wages but it is nonetheless the clearest indication yet that Mourinho is prepared to cut his losses in order to raise some transfer funds as he continues his rebuild at United.

One rumour is that Mkhitaryan could be used as a potential makeweight in a deal for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, a player Mourinho called "phenomenal" on Friday.

The Armenia forward started this season in fine form but has gone off the boil completely and found game-time hard to come by recently.

Now Mkhitaryan is struggling to break back into Mourinho's starting XI and hasn't exactly impressed when given chances recently.

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"I think every player has a price".

Mourinho added: "I think it's a very comfortable advantage and".

City, who value Sanchez at £20m, are also refusing to meet the financial demands of Sanchez's representatives to complete the deal - figures understood to be in the region of £5m - and are prepared to walk away from the transfer unless manager Pep Guardiola chooses to make a late personal intervention to attempt to negotiate a breakthrough with the player's camp. "It's up to us to make the right price". It's up to us to decide what we think is the right price.

"But Mkhitaryan, he played the last match against Derby and probably will play the next one. So Saturday [he is] training, then Sunday [he is] selected and Monday [he will] play".

Would Mourinho be making the right move in allowing Mkhitaryan to leave Old Trafford?

"If it happens, happens, if it doesn't happen then it doesn't happen but I like my squad, I like my players, the more time I spend with them this week was also good to be sure of that".

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