Antonio Conte speaks about Chelsea's chances of signing Alexis Sanchez

For them to finish in the top four this season is not going got be easy, and that's why selling Sanchez to Manchester United would make no sense to me at all. However, they made a decision to pursue the Chilean after striker Gabriel Jesus suffered a knee ligament injury that will keep him out of action for at least six weeks.

"Is he (Sanchez) replaceable in the way that we find exactly the same player?"

Manchester City, on the other hand, are not willing to offer beyond £20 million as they feel that it would be too much for a player who is going to be a free agent in the summer.

Where will Alexis Sanchez be playing his football at the end of the transfer window?

Mourinho told the Sunday newspapers: "My approach to players is that every player has a price, doesn't matter who he is, doesn't matter the level, doesn't matter the prestige, the status, I think every player has a price". Manchester United play quite defensively, but a host of good attacking talent could increase Ozil's chances of points. "In relation to Alexis Sanchez I don't say a word, the only word I can say is he is a phenomenal player", said Mourinho.

As reported earlier in the Islington Gazette Everton are extremely keen to close the deal for Theo Walcott.

But stories broke ahead of Mourinho's Friday media briefing that City were unwilling to meet Arsenal's £35m asking price for Sanchez, opening up the prospect of a lucrative switch to Old Trafford for the Chile worldwide.

I think it is a good investment. The Mexican global, who a year ago became his nation's all-time leading goal scorer, has since played for Bayer Leverkusen and West Ham, where he now plies his trade.

There have been a few players linked with a move to Arsenal, the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Nabil Fekir, and Malcom have all been touted for a potential January transfer. Ibrahimovic has not hit the heights of last season for United, where he scored 28 times in 46 appearances given that he suffered a nasty leg break in a Europa League fixture back in April.

This all seems like a flawless combination for Manchester United to get another win. They are in the Champions League, they look like they will be in the final of the League Cup and the FA Cup as well potentially.

  • Julie Sanders