Chelsea make late attempt to hijack Manchester United deal for Sanchez: report

Manchester United could potentially face competition from Chelsea in their bid to sign Alexis Sanchez this month. The Chile international is expected to make a decision on his future in the next 24 hours, and the Blues appears to have thrown their name into the hat.

According to The Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils could be inching closer to an agreement for Sanchez with arch-rivals Manchester City having dropped their interest after a secret board meeting involving Pep Guardiola.

Jose Mourinho’s side are currently prepared to offer £30m plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a makeweight for a deal, with Sanchez due to earn a weekly wage of around £400,000-a-week to make him the Premier League’s highest-earner.

However, M.E.N claims that Antonio Conte could yet make an approach for the Gunners contract rebel, who he tried to sign for Juventus from Udinese back in the summer of 2011.

Whilst £30m is already significant sum for a player, who has entered the final six months of his contract, it is suggested that the Blues could increase the offer further to lure the Chilean to Stamford Bridge.

Despite the speculation, United should have the advantage in the player’s pursuit as their west London counterparts are unlikely to match the player’s wage demands, which proved a roadblock to his extension earlier at Arsenal.


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