Mourinho Talks Possibilities Of Recruiting Sanchez

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By Isaac Ndou

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he is staying away from being too eager to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez but insists he will be most interested in bringing the player to Old Trafford if there’s a possibility for that happening.

The Chilean player has been for months linked with an Arsenal exit as he has refused to negotiate with the club and is currently in the last six months of his current contract. Manchester City were the leading suitors to sign him but reports suggest that Pep Guardiola has reconsidered his interest after being reluctant to pay Arsenal’s asking fee of 35 million pounds to get the player.

With the Citizens looking to be out of the picture in the race for the reliable front man, their rivals Manchester United have raised their hand to show interest in signing the player.

“I’m not confident but, what’s the opposite? Not unconfident. Just relaxed with the feeling he is an Arsenal player, that he can stay there but also with the feeling that he can move. If he moves, I think we have a chance. Most probably, a player like him, he probably has other big clubs who are interested.”

“And who knows? Mr Wenger, Mr Ivan Gazidis, they are the ones who really know what is going to happen, I don’t know anything about it. Today, I don’t have one single piece of information, so let’s see what happens,” said Mourinho after their 3-0 win over Stoke City on Monday night.

Henrij Mkhitaryan has been rumoured to be part of a swap deal between Arsenal and Manchester United, which will see him go the opposite direction. However, Mourinho might face tough competition from his former club Chelsea who are also reportedly interested in luring Sanchez to Stamford Bridge.