Man Utd submit bid to sign Alexis Sanchez ahead of Man City
Manchester United have made an approach to sign Alexis Sanchez. (AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester United have submitted a £25 million bid to sign Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.

The Chile international is out of contract at the end of the season and will be able to leave Arsenal on a free transfer this summer.

Manchester City lead the race to sign the 29-year-old this month, and reports have claimed that the forward has already agreed terms with Pep Guardiola’s side.

But according to Sky Italia and The Guardian, United have made a last-ditch attempt to lure Sanchez to Old Trafford.

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Man Utd submit bid to sign Alexis Sanchez ahead of Man City
Sanchez will be available as a free agent this summer. (Getty Images)

Along with a £25m bid to Arsenal, United have proposed a salary package to Sanchez which beats City’s current offer.

The report also claims that United are ready to use Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a makeweight in their deal with Arsenal, although that approach could be complicated by the midfielder’s wage demands.

Jose Mourinho is also keen on a move for Mesut Ozil, and reports last week claimed that United’s board are willing to spend £35m on signing the Germany international this month.

Like Sanchez, Ozil will also be available on a free transfer at the end of the season if he fails to extend his contract with Arsenal.

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Sanchez, meanwhile, came close to joining City in the summer transfer window but Arsenal pulled the plug on a £60m deal as they were unable to sign a replacement in time.

Arsenal remain in the market for a forward who can succeed the Chilean and have reportedly held talks with Malcom’s agent over a January deal for the Bordeaux winger.

The Gunners have also been linked with Boca Juniors forward Cristian Pavon, who has a £27m release clause.

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