Alexis Sanchez would be 'major signing' for Manchester United - Andy Cole

Sane has established himself at City, with the 22-year-old's nine-goal haul this season matching his tally from the entirety of the last campaign. However, Wenger has maintained on many occasions that he does not break contracts.

See: Shocker for Man City: "Alexis Sanchez to Man United is a done deal".

Yes Manchester City have been very much interested and are the front runners, but there still are many clubs that are lurking around to grab the Chilean. "We are not in that".

"No, it doesn't worry me personally", the Germany worldwide said in quotes reported by The Guardian.

Asked if he was more optimistic that Ozil will agree a new deal than he was last summer, Wenger replied: "Yes". Those sources anticipate Arsenal and City could compromise on a deal from about $34.1 million to $41 million. The World Cup victor has openly called for marquee signings in the past, and Wenger admitted that Arsenal's ability to fight for trophies could be just as important as the player's salary.

Malcom the player that Arsenal plans to sign to replace want-away Alexis Sanchez
Malcom the player that Arsenal plans to sign to replace want-away Alexis Sanchez

Sky Sport reported Friday that United is "close" to an agreement with Sanchez.

Sanchez made his senior career debut in 2005 with Cobreloa.

As Sanchez's future is not expected to clear up until late in the window many have entered deep debates as to where the Chile worldwide should land, the Etihad or Old Trafford, and Neville and Balague are no different.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are on a roll this season.

Manchester United and Tottenham were also interested in the young Brazilian but have since turned their heads to other transfer targets namely Alexis Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon. The Chilean's contract runs out in the summer and £25 million move in this window has always been in discussion. "There are lots of already strong teams in the Premier League, not like in other leagues where it is hard for the top sides to lose points, and there is a very important difference of points between first and second". City faces Liverpool on Sunday, while United battles Stoke City on Monday. Conte has great admiration and respect for the attacker and that is what he expressed in his recent interview after the two teams played a goalless draw in the first leg of the League Cup at the Bridge.

  • Julie Sanders