Alexis Sanchez demands give Manchester United advantage over Man City in transfer battle

Alexis Sanchez is giving Man Utd an advantage over Man City in transfer battle
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the season (Getty)

Alexis Sanchez’s wage demands are putting Manchester United in pole position to sign the Arsenal player ahead of Man City, according to reports.

The Red Devils have emerged as serious contenders to sign the Chile international despite it having been widely assumed a move to Man City was inevitable.

Reports suggest they are ready to make Arsenal a serious offer of around £25million for the forward and are willing to pay him more than Manchester City.

The Manchester Evening News report that Man City are reluctant to meet Sanchez’s wage demands, which are understood to be around £300,000-a-week.

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It’s also reported that sources at the Etihad say the club are ‘not desperate’ to sign Sanchez and will simply turn their attention to other big-name players if a deal fails to materialise.

Man City’s stance plays into the hands of Manchester United, who are more willing to pay the 29-year-old what he wants.

Alexis Sanchez is giving Man Utd an advantage over Man City in transfer battle
Sanchez had been keen on a reunion with Pep Guardiola (Getty)

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Jose Mourinho has been desperate to sign a wide attacking player since losing out on Ivan Perisic over the summer and Sanchez fits the bill.

Arsenal will let their soon-to-be-out-of-contract player leave this month if they receive a fitting bid and manage to sign a replacement.

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