Our Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are buzzing with the news that United have joined the race with local rivals City for the signature of Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez looked all but certain to join Man City this window according to our bar staff, and with the late bid in the summer window being rejected, it seemed inevitable the Citizens would tie up the deal this winter. However, it seems their cross-city neighbours had other ideas.
United have, out of nowhere, joined the race for his signature and reportedly added Henrikh Mkhitaryan into the mix as a very attractive makeweight in order to sweeten the deal for the Gunners.
Jose Mourinho will have to pull out all the stops in order to get this one over the line as Guardiola looks to reunite ties with the Chilean at the Etihad. Many of our long-time regulars have been discussing why Sanchez should choose the red half of Manchester over the blue half, with our landlord insisting it’s down to these two reasons why Sanchez will continue to be wearing red come February…
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