Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez as well as his team-mate Mesut Ozil.
While the Old Trafford club have been linked with Ozil for some time now, a new report from the Daily Telegraph also mentions some interest from the club to sign Sanchez as well.
This seems unlikely, however, as The Telegraph claim the Red Devils are not optimistic that the Chile international – who netted 30 goals for Arsenal across all competition last season – can be persuaded to change his mind over a switch to Manchester City.
The club have been linked with a host of big-name attacking players recently, with The Sun claiming both Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale are top of Mourinho’s wishlist.
Sanchez would be a similar style of player and he has shown just how dangerous he can in the Premier League since his move to Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014.
It’s easy to see how Sanchez could fit in well at Old Trafford, but it seems Mourinho has already resigned himself to missing out on a deal.
Still, this has been a rumour with a number of twists and turns, with the Daily Mirror just recently claiming Paris Saint-Germain may have moved ahead of Manchester City as favourites to sign Sanchez.
Perhaps the Red Devils shouldn’t be so interested, but one way or another it looks like grim news for Arsenal as they face losing two stars on free transfers, with both players possibly set to remain in the Premier League instead of moving abroad.
Ozil, who is earning £140,000-a-week at Arsenal as well as Sanchez, are yet to agree a new contract with the Gunners and they have less than a year on their current contract with the North London club.