ALEXIS SANCHEZ snubbed Jose Mourinho’s sensational bid to hijack his switch to Manchester Metropolis.
It emerged yesterday Manchester United provided £25million plus £30m midfield flop Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Arsenal’s wantaway striker — outbidding their bitter neighbours.
United had been additionally prepared to raised Metropolis’s £275,000-a-week wage phrases however Sanchez solely desires a transfer to the Etihad.
Arsenal are holding out for £35m, which means Metropolis should enhance their supply by £15m to land the Chilean this month.
Sanchez, 29, thought he had sealed a £60m transfer final summer time to group up once more with ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Metropolis.
However Arsenal pulled the plug late on switch deadline day after being snubbed by Monaco goal Thomas Lemar.
Metropolis was ready to attend till the top of the season, when Sanchez will probably be a free agent, earlier than going again for his or her man.
They need Sanchez now due to Gabriel Jesus’ knee harm and the prospect to win an unprecedented quadruple.
Metropolis are set to bag a 3rd Premier League title however may additionally add the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Though Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger publicly claims he can persuade Sanchez to signal a brand new deal, there isn’t a likelihood of the ahead staying on the Emirates past this summer time.
Wenger left the participant out of his line-up in Wednesday’s Zero-Zero Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg draw with Chelsea however pressured: “The group choice had nothing to do with the switch market.
“Folks don’t know Alexis. This can be a man who is totally targeted to play soccer and provides 100 per cent.
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“Does he signal (for Arsenal) now or does he sign up June? What’s essential is the following sport and you can depend on him.
“I need him to remain for longer as a result of he’s a vital participant for us.”
United boss Mourinho has moaned Outdated Trafford chiefs are struggling to match Metropolis’s spending energy — regardless of forking out £300m since he took cost in 2016.
United’s supply is known to have been tabled final week however solely got here to mild yesterday.
Sanchez has been linked with a transfer to Outdated Trafford twice earlier than — when he left Udinese for Barcelona in a £23m deal in 2011, and once more when he joined Arsenal three years later for £33m.
The Gunners hitman has already knocked again astonishing £400,000-a-week presents to hitch French giants Paris Saint-Germain or the Chinese language Tremendous League.