In that position, Sanchez is able to roam in between channels and create in the final third. "It is clear to see that he has all the attributes to develop into a top player and have a fine future ahead of him".
But there will be no shortcuts at City for Sanchez.
He told a news conference on Friday: "I don't know ethical or correct, the word we can find to be speaking about players of other clubs, if somebody speaks of one of my players to say we are interested, I wouldn't be very very happy".
Mourinho admitted his is an admirer of Sanchez, and the 54-year-old rejected the chance to rule United out of the race for his signature.
However, #Manchester United, earlier this week, made solid attempts in luring the striker to Old Trafford from under the nose of City, but Sanchez has rejected the move as he holds out for Manchester City, according to The Mirror. Sanchez has scored seven goals in 19 games for Arsenal so far this season - not an easy feat for a side lacking in confidence. They can, though, offer him prominence.
Bookmaker Coral now make it 4-6 that Sanchez will sign for United with City out to 11/4.
Unofficial source Lee Satchell, who claims to have walked Sanchez's dogs on several occasions, claims it's the 29-year-old's desire to become the 'new Gary Neville' that has sealed the move.
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That would be different at Old Trafford.
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Another factor that could persuade Mourinho to seek attacking reinforcements this month is another fitness setback for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Additionally, he played - and scored - on the left when Arsenal switched to a 4-2-3-1 for the 3-3 draw at Liverpool.
"We don't believe in that". Arsenal are ready to sell this month, but they will not go below £30million, whilst City won't go over £20million. Sanchez can also play up front so he could feasibly provide stiff competition for Lukaku, who has been denied much of a rest because of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ongoing injury woes.