Jose Mourinho Won't Rule Out Move for Alexis Sanchez

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The Gunners boss would not say if Manchester United, specifically, was interested in signing the forward.

"The first time he insulted me I had a response, a response that I know that touched the point where he really feels hurt".

Alexis Sanchez could be heading towards Old Trafford.

"I said hello, he is a great player and he knows in my first season in Juventus we tried to buy him from Udinese and he made a decision to go to Barcelona", Conte said, ahead of his side's Premier League meeting with Leicester City. "I said hello", replied Conte with a smile.

Both Sanchez and Ozil have been heavily linked with moves elsewhere as their respective deals run down, with Manchester rivals City and United leading the chase for their signature.

Addressing the reported interest in right-sided specialist Malcom, Wenger said, per Goal's Chris Burton: "He is a good player, but nothing is happening".

"Honestly I believe, with inflation we have at the moment, players going to the end of the contract will happen more and more", Wenger added.

Wenger confirmed that Sanchez is committed to winning and that the two have had recent conversations about that commitment. But in relation to Alexis Sanchez, I don't say a word.

The young Brazilian would be an exciting signing, for sure, but it's a sad indictment of where Arsenal are that two of their main rivals argue over their star player as the Gunners take a punt on a kid as a replacement. Everyone is onto what you are trying to do in the market, and buying the best players costs an terrible lot of money.

"In the big clubs you have a choice: you reduce the number of players and you increase the wages, trying to fight with the massive clubs", Wenger said.

"At the general level what I can say is myself and Manchester United board, owners, we don't believe a lot in the January market, we don't believe in sign a player just to sign a player..." That is what I want to speak about. "I've never questioned his commitment or attitude". You can buy him for a price that is not so high, I'm hearing that the amount is around £20m. "And I have great respect for the plan of the others because everyone tries to kill you".

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