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Man Utd could sign Alexis Sanchez within 48 hours

Manchester United could sign Alexis Sanchez from Premier League rivals Arsenal within the next 48 hours, according to the Daily Star.

The 28-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer, particularly as he is in the final 12 months of his current deal with the Gunners and has rejected all offers of an extension.

Manchester City remain Sanchez’s number one destination; an opportunity to hook up with former manager Pep Guardiola, whom he played under at Barcelona.

The Daily Star is a very unreliable source but the headline states that contact has been made between the player’s representatives and United.

Sanchez made his first appearance of the season in Sunday’s 4-0 demolition at Liverpool in which he looked embarrassed to be apart of when the cameras zoomed in on him in the stands shortly after being substituted.

The report states that the Chilean superstar ‘wants to leave’ Arsenal within the next 48 hours with Manchester City willing to offer Raheem Sterling in exchange.

We have been chasing Internazionale’s Ivan Perisic all summer with no success so it wouldn’t be unthinkable that we made a move for Sanchez instead before the window shuts at 11pm on Thursday.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have both started on the left wing for us this season and we also have Ashley Young as an option when fit.  However, Sanchez is more than capable of playing on the right-hand side too, as he predominately did at Barcelona.  This position is currently occupied by Juan Mata, with Jesse Lingard as the backup option.  Sanchez would offer us a completely different option to Mata on that side and a significant improvement on Lingard.

Whilst Arsene Wenger has been insistent on keeping Sanchez until the end of the season when his contract runs out, it appears he is set to sell Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to rivals Chelsea, instead of letting him go on a free transfer at the end of the season.  Perhaps the same will happy to Sanchez?

Money should not be a problem for us but whether Arsenal would be willing to sell to us is another question.  Manchester City remain a big rival in this deal, particularly as he’s worked with Guardiola before and that he’d almost be guaranteed regular first team football given that Raheem Sterling is good enough to start for them, currently.