Man United look to beat Man City to top 28-year-old attacker – report

Manchester United are looking at a possible £25m deal to sign Alexis Sanchez in the summer transfer window, according to reports

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez Photo: Puma

Manchester United are planning to hijack Manchester City’s deal to sign Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.

The Sun is reporting that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been told that the Arsenal striker will cost a signing-on fee in the region of £25m.

The same article states that the Red Devils could not agree an official pre-contract with the Chile international until the new year.

Sanchez, of course, is set to become a free agent next summer after entering the final 12 months of his current Arsenal deal.

Manchester City were heavily linked with a move to sign the South American in the summer transfer window but a potential transfer fell through on deadline day.

The Citizens have started the season in devastating form thanks in large part to the performances of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.

Sanchez’s potential addition could upset the growing understanding between the two South American which The Sun claims could force Manchester City to reconsider a deal for the Chile star.

The Gunners forward was left on the bench for Arsenal’s goalless draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon despite scoring an impressive goal in a 3-1 win at Cologne.

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