Man City will reportedly try and sign Alexis Sanchez from rivals Manchester United.

The attacker endured a torrid time at Old Trafford following his move from Arsenal in January 2018.

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The Chile international has spent the entire 2019/20 campaign with Inter and has looked like a revitalised player, especially since professional football resumed.

Man United will be desperate to get Sanchez off their books with his exorbitant £400,000-a-week wages a significant problem.

Reports suggest that the club have been paying him £300,000-a-week, with Inter paying the rest, while he has been on loan in Serie A.

Chilean newspaper La Cuarta claim City have ‘made contact’ with the player’s representatives but Inter are also interested in striking a deal.

Alexis Sanchez scored just five times for Man United
Alexis Sanchez scored just five times for Man United

The 31-year-old scored just five times in 45 appearances for the Red Devils before joining the Series A club.

Pep Guardiola is well acquainted with Sanchez having coached him at Barcelona and wanted to sign him for Man City but were beaten by United.

The Spaniard even mentioned the fact City lost out on the attacker in a recent press conference when he spoke about Man City’s overturned European ban, which they initially received for breaching financial fair play regulations.

He said: “We have a lot of money, but we wanted Alexis Sanchez and we could not afford it. We wanted Harry Maguire and we could not afford it. We could not pay like United paid.

“So we have money, but the other clubs have money too.”

United are said to want around £17.5million Sanchez and remains to be seen if they would be willing to do business with their city rivals.

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