Report: Manchester United submit their own offer for Alexis Sanchez - and it's greater than City's

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal reacts at the full time whistle after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England.

Manchester United have reportedly submitted a bid for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.

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According to The Guardian, Manchester United have made an offer to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez as they attempt to hijack Manchester City's bid.

Sanchez, 29, has been a star for Arsenal since his 2014 move from Barcelona, notching 80 goals in 165 games for the Gunners whilst becoming a favourite at the Emirates Stadium.

However, the Chilean may be on his way out of the club this month, given that his contract expires at the end of the season, and Arsenal could cash in now rather than lose him for nothing this summer.

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal (L) and Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City (R) embrace after the final whistle during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the...

Manchester City had long been expected to tie up the signing of Sanchez, but The Guardian now report that Manchester Untied have submitted a rival bid.

It's claimed that whilst City have offered £20million for Sanchez, United have now come in with £25million for the forward, as well as offering him bigger wages as they offer greater terms on two fronts.

The report notes that United boss Jose Mourinho is confident of sealing a deal for Sanchez, despite the fact that the Arsenal star has a strong relationship with City manager Pep Guardiola.

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal reacts at the full time whistle after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England.

Guardiola and Sanchez worked together at Barcelona and had been expected to reunite at the Etihad Stadium, but United may now be prepared to hijack that move.

It's also added that Arsenal have been offered United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a possible sweetener in the deal, but his £200,000-a-week wages are a problem, with the latest reports meaning Sanchez's potential Arsenal exit just became even more fascinating.

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal shields the ball from Craig Dawson of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on December...

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