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There was no transfer talk when I spoke to Sanchez — Conte

BOU 2-1 ARS: Bournemouth stun Gunners There was no transfer talk when I spoke to Sanchez — Conte
Montrelle Montesinos | 14 Enero, 2018, 10:10

Arsenal has been interested in signing him in the past and could end up making the move if they sell Sanchez and Walcott.

"All I can say is that Sanchez is a phenomenal player, apart from that, an Arsenal player, and I feel I shouldn't say much more than this".

Lucas has made just six appearances this season for PSG but Manchester United and Tottenham are said to be very interested in signing the winger. "Or you can expect contempt".

The Armenian sensation was reintroduced for the cup games and Europa League games, the form he showed meant there were calls for him to be used in the Premier League.

There was a subtle difference in tone from Mourinho, however, during his media briefing shortly afterwards at United's Carrington training ground. "Alexis, everyone knows how good he is, but I am not going to answer about Alexis or other players".

Stoke City have offered Martin O'Neill the chance to return to the Premier League. "So Saturday (he is) training, then Sunday (he is) selected and Monday (he will) play". His transfer saga continues.

United's entry into the race complicates matters for City because the Old Trafford outfit will meet Arsenal's £35 million valuation, with or without Mkhitaryan as leverage, and they will also pay the necessary agent fees.

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"It gives a lot of tranquillity and takes away any kind of pressure from the guy that comes behind you".

Sanchez's representative Fernando Felicevich is expected to be paid in excess of £10m to push a deal through. United are in need of a striker to support Romelu Lukaku and replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It's Arsenal's problem now. If in the winter you do one of the three, then in the summer you do three minus one'. He took his chance, getting the lone goal in the 1-0 win over Spurs in December.

Sanchez remains desperate to join Pep Guardiola at City, who looked set to make a move after Gabriel Jesus picked up an injury on New Year's Eve.

However, the 68-year-old's attacking tendencies would lend themselves well to the Sao Paulo-born footballer and he would certainly have a starring role with the Gunners if he signs for them.

Ozil and Sanchez both have just six months remaining on their contracts at the Emirates - as does Jack Wilshere - meaning they are free to discuss terms with clubs outside England.

Arsenal accepted a £60million bid from Man City in the summer, but the deal was called off when they could not find a replacement.

Mark Ogden is a senior football writer for ESPN FC.