Alexis Sanchez will wear Manchester United‘s iconic No.7 shirt if he completes his move to Old Trafford, according to reports in Chile.
Jose Mourinho’s side lead the race to sign the 29-year-old as they are willing to better Manchester City’s contract offer and go closer to Arsenal‘s £35 million asking price.
United have reportedly offered Sanchez the chance to become the Premier League’s highest-paid player and are prepared to give a £30m transfer fee to Arsenal.
City, who came close to signing Sanchez for £60m in the summer, are set to admit defeat in their pursuit, although reports on Monday claimed that Pep Guardiola will meet with chief executive Ferran Soriano and football director Txiki Begiristain to make a final decision.
The Premier League leaders are reluctant to increase their £20m bid to Arsenal while their contract falls some way short of United’s offer. City are also unwilling to pay the extra fees which have been demanded by Sanchez’s representatives.