The Alexis Sanchez saga continues with suggestions today that Manchester United have made a bid for the Arsenal forward.
The Guardian report that Jose Mourinho fancies his chances of getting one over on arch-rival Pep Guardiola, and has submitted a £25m offer for the Chilean – £5m in excess of City’s bid.
United are also offering the possibility of including Henrikh Mkhitaryan in any potential deal, a player that Arsenal had a real interest in before he signed for United in what has been an unhappy spell at Old Trafford for the Armenian.
Sanchez was left out of the starting XI for last night’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea, raising more speculation about his future, but came on as a second half substitute.
It sounds implausible though, for a number of reasons.
1 – Arsene Wenger wouldn’t sell Jose Mourinho the steam off his piss, let alone his best player during the January transfer window.
2 – Nobody in their right mind would want to go spend time working with Mourinho when the other option is Pep Guardiola.
It’s almost as if this information has come to light in order to put a bit of pressure on City to up their bid, although surely that would be far too cynical a thing for the skylarking through the meadows world of professional football.
It’s prompted us to do something we haven’t done in a long time, and give a 10 on the Poo-o-Meter.
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