- Manchester United have made a bid for 'phenomenal' Alexis Sanchez
- Rivals Manchester City have also gone in for the want away Arsenal forward
- Jose Mourinho said on Friday it is difficult not to take the chance to sign him
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has called Alexis Sanchez a 'Phenomenal player' and admitted it will be hard to overlook such a quality footballer if he becomes available.
It broke out in the English media yesterday that Manchester United were planning a last ditch attempt to hijack Alexis Sanchez from their neighbours Manchester City.
And Jose Mourinho who just returned on a three day break with the squad in Dubia has called Alexis Sanchez a 'Phenomenal player'
He said: "There are some players in football world if you have the chance to sign them in January, March or July, you have to try and that's it but in relation to Alexis Sanchez I don't say a word.
"The only word I can say is he is a phenomenal player, apart from that Arsenal player and I feel I shouldn't say much more than this."
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City are understood to have offered £20 million for Sanchez, but United’s bid is closer to Arsenal’s asking price of £35 million, Mourinho is also prepared to better City’s personal terms of £250,000 a week.
Manchester United will look to reduce Manchester City's gap when they take on managerless Stoke City at Old Trafford on Monday, January 15.
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