Transfer Bin: Manchester United plot £50 million Alexis Sanchez move

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez... send it to the Transfer Bin.

Bizarre transfer rumours and international week tend to go hand in hand, and suggestions Alexis Sanchez could be Manchester United bound confirm exactly that.

The Guardian is one of many national newspapers to claim the Red Devils are interested in Sanchez at £50 million, citing 'reports from Spain and Chile', as the origins of the rumour.

Sanchez is Arsenal's most important attacker, and recently was instrumental in destroying Louis van Gaal's United side at The Emirates, scoring twice.

Arsenal have no need to sell, and nor is Sanchez approaching a contract year. This was the key factor behind United being able to sign captain Robin van Persie from the Gunners in 2013.

Van Gaal has seen Sanchez close hand before, with his Netherlands side took on Chile at the World Cup.

It already looks like a key mistake that he overlooked signing the forward from Barcelona, deciding the same summer to sign Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for double the price, and has since sold him to PSG.

Even to make a profit on his sale, selling Sanchez to United is not a move which will tempt a financially strong Arsenal, and would be disastrous from a sporting perspective.

This is one rumour which belongs in the Transfer Bin, and is about as likely as The Mail's report in the summer which claimed Arsenal were keen on signing Angel di Maria.

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