According to reports, Manchester City could face competition from city rivals Manchester United for the signature of Chilean international and Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez.
The former Barcelona man is nearing the end of his contract at Arsenal this summer and has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City in January
However, Manchester United have reportedly identified Sanchez as a target and ready to swoop in and steal the deal from City.
According to Press Association Sport after contacting both Arsenal and Man United, the Red Devils claimed they weren’t aware of any bid for Sanchez while Arsenal declined to make any comment.
Meanwhile, Phil Neville has opined that it would be a huge statement from Manchester United if they manage to price the Chilean away from Manchester City.
In a chat with Sky Sports’ Super 6 Class of ’92 Facebook Live, Phil Neville said: “I think it would be an absolutely unbelievable signing.
“If you look back at Man Utd’s big signings over the decades, (Eric) Cantona came out of the hat, (Robin) Van Persie was a surprise, and they both helped United win titles. I think this could have a similar impact. He’s got the character to play at Old Trafford.
“It would be a coup, particularly for United fans, to have a player like Sanchez potentially come to them over City. It would be a strong statement.
“It’s pretty obvious he’s not going to stay at Arsenal. I think if United were going to buy him, £25million would be an absolute snip.”
Further reports claim that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has also been included as part of the deal to bring Sanchez to Old Trafford. The Armenian has struggled this season and Sky Sport Italia claims that Arsenal are keen on the former star midfielder from Borussia Dortmund.