Date: 12th January 2018 at 6:55am
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Manchester United are leading the chase to sign Alexis Sanchez because rivals Manchester City aren not willing to pay over £20 million.

That’s according to Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague, who says it’s a “risky strategy” from Pep Guardiola’s side.

Sanchez came close to a £60 million move to the Etihad last summer and has been heavily linked with a January switch to City.

However, the latest reports suggest Manchester United are ready to move in on the Chile international with a £25 million offer on the table. They have also given Arsenal the chance to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

“On Sanchez. After both Manchester clubs made offer, all up to Arsenal and player,” he tweeted.

“Right now, City don’t want to offer more than £20m and are convinced player wants to be with Pep, so will wait to the summer otherwise.

“Risky strategy if United offer huge figures to both club/player.”

It’s a late swoop that has thrown what appeared to be academic transfer deal out the window.

Given Sanchez’s desire to play under Pep Guardiola’s, the 29 year-old may be reluctant to move to Mourinho’s side.

However with United offering more money, Arsenal are likely to prefer a move to Old Trafford, permitting they are willing to sell this month.