Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City seemed like it was guaranteed to happen this January. The move came close to happening on deadline day in August, but Arsenal pulled out of the deal at the 11th hour. Now, with Sanchez only under contract for six months, many assumed Arsenal were ready to cash in on the player instead of letting him leave for free in the summer.
However, news broke today that Manchester United might be trying to hijack that transfer. Reports say that United are willing to offer more money than City to bring the Chilean to Old Trafford, and could even throw in Mkhitaryan as part of the deal.
Mourinho has highlighted the need for another winger in recent months, and Alexis could be the perfect buy to alleviate that problem. His quality is undoubted, and he has already proven that he is good enough to thrive in the Premier League.
Although United could offer a better deal, it seems that Alexis has his heart set on playing for Pep. They worked well together in the past with Barcelona, and won a countless amount of trophies.
This could also be a load of transfer hooplah. Arsenal have come out and said that these rumours are mere speculation, but many have taken that statement with a grain of salt. Whatever happens, this looks to be the most interesting transfer saga of the January window.