Manchester United bid for Sanchez BOOSTED as rivals City threaten to pull the plug

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Manchester City ready to walk away from Alexis Sanchez deal over financial demands
Manchester City ready to walk away from Alexis Sanchez deal over financial demands

Manchester United’s chances of stealing Alexis Sanchez away from rivals Manchester City have been boosted after reports suggested Pep Guardiola’s men are on the verge of pulling the plug on a deal.

It is believed the Chile international had agreed terms with City, before reports earlier this week suggested Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils placed a £35m bid for the star.

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Although that offer was widely touted to end in failure, it now appears as though the Premier League leaders are unwilling to bid more than £20m for the forward, potentially leaving United with a clear run at the former Barcelona man.

According to the MirrorArsenal have asked for £35m for their talisman, while the player’s agent Fernando Felicevich wants to bag a fee approaching £5m for helping seal the deal.

It would make the cost for any deal monumental, when including his sky-high wages, and that particular calculation has subsequently put the City hierarchy off a deal for the time being.

The Arsenal man had been widely touted for a move to Guardiola’s City after a £60m deadline day bid fell through at the end of August.

Question marks have been raised over his future ever since, with the 29-year-old’s contract with the Gunners set to expire in July.

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But in a move which would sting City fans, Mourinho and United may yet beat their rivals – who were convinced Sanchez was set to join them – to the punch.

Sanchez joined the north London side in 2014, bagging 60 Premier League goals following his £30m move from Barcelona.

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