Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho plans surprise move for Arsenal forward

Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho plans surprise move for Arsenal forward

- Manchester United is reportedly planning to bring Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford

- The Chilean will be out of contract with the Gunners at the end of the current season

- Sanchez has been previously linked with a move to Manchester City

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly planning a ‘coup’ to lure Alexis Sanchez from the clutches of rivals Manchester City.

According to the The Sun, Manchester United has been quoted to be preparing £25million signing-on fee for the Arsenal striker, who will be a free agent next summer..

Jose Mourinho plans surprise move for Alexis Sanchez

Jose Mourinho plans surprise move for Alexis Sanchez. Photo: @Arsenal

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Sanchez cannot sign an official pre-contract with the Red Devils until the new year as it is an internal transfer between two clubs in the Premier League.

But an agreement could be put in place for the deal to go through.

Guardiola tried to sign Sanchez in the summer but had a final bid of £60m rejected.

The Chile superstar, 28, wanted the switch to the Etihad but both clubs could not reach an agreement at the time.

Many at City were surprised boss Pep Guardiola went for Sanchez in the summer, given that that would mean dropping one of Sergio Aguero or Gabriel Jesus.

That pair have struck up a great understanding on the pitch this season, sharing nine goals among them.

Pundit and former Manchester defender Gary Neville reacting to the news of a Man Utd move for Sanchez said: "Should always be challenging for the best players in the world.

"I've not seen the Alexis Sanchez news, so you have given me something I haven't heard before, but, from that point of view, United, from a general perspective, should always be challenging for the best players in the world and bringing them in," Neville told Sky Sports News.

"Sanchez has been distracted at Arsenal for the last six months. His career at Arsenal, I couldn't say a bad word about him until two or three months before the end of last season.

He added: "I did feel he became distracted. Let's see how he performs this season at Arsenal. Ultimately he is still building up his fitness, he's still not in the team."

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