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Jose Mourinho won't rule out bid for 'phenomenal' Alexis Sanchez

Jose Mourinho won't rule out bid for 'phenomenal' Alexis Sanchez
From ESPN - January 12, 2018

MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out a January bid for Alexis Sanchez while describing the Arsenal forward as a "phenomenal player."

The Chilean has been linked with moves to both Manchester City and Manchester United with no sign he is willing to extend his stay at the Emirates.

It was revealed on Friday that City are willing to pull out of a deal to sign the 29-year-old this month after refusing to meet Arsenal's 35 million valuation.

Mourinho admitted his is an admirer of Sanchez, and the 54-year-old rejected the chance to rule United out of the race for his signature.

He told a news conference on Friday: "I do not know ethical or correct, the word we can find to be speaking about players of other clubs, if somebody speaks of one of my players to say we are interested, I would not be very very happy.

"Sanchez is an Arsenal player, I do not know but probably this weekend he is going to defend Arsenal colours so I do not think it's correct to say things about Alexis Sanchez.

"At the general level what I can say is myself and Manchester United board, owners, we do not believe a lot in the January market we do not believe in sign a player just to sign a player, just to do something we do not believe in that, what we believe really is there are some players in football world if you have the chance to sign them in January, March or July, you have to try and that's it. But in relation to Alexis Sanchez I do not say a word.

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