Manchester United to bid £444m for Paris Saint-Germain forward; while Jose Mourinho unwilling to give up on Arsenal star. Turkish clubs keen on Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
4. Jose Mourinho unwilling to give up on Alexis Sanchez
Manchester United will reportedly go all out to beat Manchester City to the signing of Alexis Sanchez by offering the Arsenal forward £60,000-a-week more in wages.
The Red Devils recently emerged as surprise contenders to land the Chile international. The former Barcelona star has previously been on the radar of neighbors City since a collapsed move last summer.
Sanchez has less than six months to run on his Emirates Stadium contract. And he is in line for a big payday if he lets his contract expire, with no transfer fee required for his signature.
City are said to be prepared to wait until the summer before making their approach for the free agent. But The Sun suggests that United boss Jose Mourinho is to pounce by offering the forward a huge pay packet, which he hopes will be enough to see off competition from the Citizens.
The report claims that Sanchez is to be offered £350,000-a-week wages at Old Trafford, plus a £25m signing-on fee; while Arsenal will receive £30m and agent Fernando Felicevich around £5m.
Mourinho hinted earlier this week that he is prepared to move for the 29-year-old in the remaining two weeks of the transfer window.
Manchester United have reportedly decided that they are prepared to make a £444m offer for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.
During the summer, Neymar completed a world-record switch from Barcelona to the Parc Des Princes. Meanwhile, the Brazilian international has since netted 20 goals in 22 matches in all competitions.
However, reports have cast doubt over the 25-year-old’s happiness in France. And Real Madrid are said to be readying a bid if the attacker becomes available during the next 18 months.
However, the La Liga giants could face competition from United with the Premier League outfit prepared to pay a figure of £444m for the forward, according to Le 10 Sport.
The alleged offer would dwarf the astronomical £365m said to be set aside by Real. And it has been claimed that a deal with United would be easier to negotiate.
Neymar’s contract with the Ligue 1 leaders does not expire until 2022.
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