Mourinho all but confirms United's Sanchez interest - FCNaija

EPL By: Linus Onyeze | 12/01/2018

Jose Mourinho has fuelled speculations Manchester United will try to sign Alexis Sanchez by showering praise on the Arsenal winger.

Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the season and had been strongly linked with Manchester City, where he was believed to have agreed a deal in principle, but the Red Devils have now been linked with the 29-year old, which has now changed the dynamics of the situation.

On his return to England from Dubai where he led the Manchester United squad to a warm-weather training camp, Mourinho was asked about Sanchez and the Portuguese wasted no time in extoling the qualities of the Chilean.

He said: “There are some players in football world if you have the chance to sign them in January, March or July, you have to try and that's it but in relation to Alexis Sanchez I don't say a word.

"The only word I can say is he is a phenomenal player, apart from that Arsenal player and I feel I shouldn't say much more than this.”

City are understood to have offered £20million for Sanchez, but United’s bid is closer to Arsenal’s asking price of £35m.

Mourinho is also prepared to better City’s personal terms of £250,000 a week.