The transfer window will shut on Thursday night, and English Premier League teams are hurrying to finalise deals before then. Manchester United are reportedly set to make a big transfer announcement between now and Thursday and many fans believe Alexis Sanchez could be the player the club sign.
Manchester United have become shock leaders in the signature of Sanchez, who has less than a year left on his current Arsenal deal. Although Arsene Wenger would prefer to sell Sanchez to another team, Manchester United could offer more than £60 million to land the Chilean.
It was revealed on Tuesday that Manchester City had offered Raheem Sterling plus cash for Sanchez. Although Wenger has continually stated he won’t sell Sanchez, he could be swayed by receiving both Sterling and a large fee believed to be in the region of £60m.
Although some reports have indicated Manchester United”s big transfer announcement could be Sanchez, others believe it will be Tottenham’s Danny Rose. The Tottenham full-back is still recovering from injury and won’t return to match action until September. However, there are conflicting reports that state Rose is no longer desired by the Red Devils.
According to 90min.com, Jose Mourinho has decided against Rose’s signature and is planning to raid Celtic for Kieran Tierney. The 20-year-old left-back has played 53 times for Celtic since 2014 when he was brought into the first team from the club’s youth set up.
Sanchez would be the biggest signing Manchester United could still make this summer. With less than 12 months left on his contract, the Red Devils could wait until next summer and sign him for free.