Manchester United make bid for Alexis Sánchez in attempt to hijack City deal

• United make offer in region of £25m for Arsenal forward
• Henrikh Mkhitaryan offered as a makeweight but salary a stumbling block

Manchester United have made a bid to sign Alexis Sánchez from Arsenal as José Mourinho attempts to scupper Manchester City’s hopes of securing the arrival of the Chile forward this month.

Sánchez has already agreed personal terms worth around £250,000 a week with Pep Guardiola’s side, with City having submitted a £20m offer for the 29-year-old earlier this week. Arsenal have yet to respond to that but it is understood that United have since entered the race with a bid that is believed to be in the region of £25m.

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