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The January window is in full swing and Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.
Reports started circulating 48 hours ago that United had submitted a bid despite everybody being convinced he would sign for Manchester City.
But now City have said they won't bid any more than Â£20million would could pave the way for him making a move to Old Trafford as Mourinho plans to hijack Pep Guardiola's plans.
United are also being linked with Jamie Vardy and Javier Hernandez as well as the usual names of Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale.
With all the transfer rumours flying around it 039;s easy to forget about the action on the pitch.
And fans will have to wait another two days before United are back at Old Trafford to host Stoke City.
Stick with us as we bring you all the transfer rumours LIVE from Old Trafford.
- Mourinho has 'contempt' for Conte
- What Mourinho said about Sanchez
City making move for United target?
There have been reports United are interested in Fred. That is subject to conjecture but what isnât is that City have already made an offer for the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder, who is viewed as a long-term successor to Fernandinho.
What is going on with United's January transfer window
It has bee n a breathless 24 or 48 hours or so and the M.E.N. has had plenty of Sanchez and non-Sanchez stories with just over two weeks to go until deadline day. Hereâs a rundown :
United have cooled their interest in Malcom and Jose Mourinho now covets a striker. The full story can be read here.
Arsenal have given up on Sanchez but not on another United target in Mesut Ozil. Hereâs Ciaran Kellyâs line.
Aston Villa want Axel Tuanzebe on loan. That was filed before Mourinhoâs update on Tuanzebe at yesterdayâs press conference.
There will be more today, too. So while it is not a matchday, it is going to be busy.
The incentive to sign Sanchez this month
The league may be all but lost but a Mourinho team in the last 16 of the Champions League always has a chance. That would increase with the option of a world-class forward starved of Champions League football for a year.
Today's M.E.N. back page
Two clubs sometimes means two bylines. City have given United a free run at Alexis Sanchez and now it is up to them to decide if they want him.
The back pages aren't good for City
But they are good for United.KEY EVENT
Mourinho has 'contempt' for Conte
Conte suggested Mourinho had âsenile dementiaâ before the Portuguese brought up Conteâs 2012 charge for match-fixing, of which he was cleared in 2016.
The Italian responded by suggesting Mourinho was a âlittle manâ and a âfakeâ before vowing in midweek he would ânot forgetâ Mourinhoâs jibes this month.
Mourinho believes Conte has insulted him twice and refused to prolong the verbal jousting.
Read the full quotes here.KEY EVENT
What Mourinho said about Sanchez
Sanchez, 29, has entered the last six months of his Arsenal deal and is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement ahead of moving on a free transfer at the end of the campaign. It is understood he is demanding Â£300,000-per-week and a signing-on fee of around Â£25million.
City are unwilling to meet Sanchezâs demands and are confident of securing a âbig signingâ in the summer if the Chile international eludes them. United contacted Sanchezâs representatives after his deadline day move to City collapsed and have been offered the chance to sign Sanchez.
Mourinho was asked about the possibility of making a move for Sanchez after it emerged City had cooled their interest.
Mourinho press conference recap
If you missed it yesterdayâs hereâs a recap of the big points:
Mourinho refused to rule out making a move for Alexis Sanchez.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic should be back with the squad at the end of this month or the start of February.
Axel Tuanzebe might be sent out on loan but itâs down to Eric Baillyâs injury latest.
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