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Arsenal won't sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City until replacement is signed

Arsenal won't sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City until replacement is signed

Only this time, it's difficult to envisage United winning here.

But let's run with it for a second. "Today the market is open".

Wenger, who completes a three-match touchline ban at Bournemouth, feels the trip to the south coast is crucial as he returns to the league following a disappointing FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest last Sunday and a goalless draw at Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

Aside from Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is another attacker United may offer as a makeweight, per ESPN FC's Mark Ogden. That said, if the OL fans riot when he scores, imagine what they'll do if he leaves.

At this stage, pleading for Sanchez to stay at Arsenal is a bit of a lost cause - especially since he has good reasons for leaving.

A file image of Mesut Ozil and Jose Mourinho.

However, after United indicated on Thursday that they were willing to offer Sánchez higher wages and pay £25 million to bring him to Old Trafford, their neighbours have warned that they will not be held to ransom for a player whose contract at the Emirates expires in June. It means Sanchez would not necessarily be guaranteed to start every week.

"In the way we find exactly same the player, certainly not", Wenger said.

On Friday, United boss Jose Mourinho was asked about his interest in Sanchez and while he remained predictably non-committal, he did hail the quality of the former Barcelona and Udinese player. Whatever happens, it's been an interesting day. "But we will see". I don't think it's - I don't know, ethical or correct - to be speaking about players of other clubs. I have never questioned his professional attitude.

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"But in relation to Alexis Sánchez I don't say a word".

He could be devastating in a similar role for United.

Conte has accused Mourinho of being a "fake" and described him as "a little man" as the bitter feud escalated between the pair.

Mourinho expressed delight following United's warm weather training camp in Dubai. There is always a way to find a balance.

"What we believe is there are some players in the football world where, if you have a chance to sign them, whether it is in January, March or July, then you have to try".

It's claimed by Sky Sports that the Citizens have baulked at the Gunners' hefty price tag for Sanchez, which is thought to be set at £35 million. "[His recent form] is not necessarily linked with the length of his contract".

Malcom made the move to Ligue 1 in January 2016 after 51 appearances for Corinthians in two years.

"He doesn't need to tell me he speaks to anybody else".