Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that the club are in talks to sign Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez this month. The Chilean’s proposed to Old Trafford has been of public interest in recent days, and Mourinho confirmed that there is nothing to hide in regards to the speculation.
“There is no point in trying to hide or deny, but it is not done at all. I think clearly everybody knows that we are there and especially when Arsenal manager speaks so clearly like he did.” he said, via BBC Sport.
The deal has been slowed down by the Gunners’ inability to finalise contractual terms with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but reports elsewhere suggests that United will pursuit for the Gunners’ contract rebel regardless of whether the Armenian signs or not.
Mkhitaryan’s time at Old Trafford is likely to conclude by the end of the month, but Super-agent Mino Raiola is holding for a separate deal for his client in order to presumably gain a healthy sum in terms of agent fees.
Sanchez is likely to end his career with 80 goals in over 150 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions. He has attained two FA Cups in this period whilst helping the side to a runner-up finish in the 2015/16 season, their best-ever in more than a decade.