Sir Alex Ferguson very keen on nabbing long term Old Trafford target.
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Manchester United are chasing Udinese striker Alexis Sanchez , according to TalkSPORT.
The striker, who has been tipped by many as the ‘new Ronaldo’, can play wide of up front and has 14 goals in 85 league games for the Serie A side.
Chilean Sanchez began his career in Chile with Cobrelo before moveing to Udinese in 2006. However, after struggling to settle, Sanchez was loaned back to South America.
He endured separate loan spells at Colo Colo in Chile and Argentinean giants River Plate.
The report quotes Sanchez’s agent who claims that he will quit Udinese in the summer.
Sanchez’s agent Fernando Felicevich said: “Various clubs have shown an interest and he will leave Udinese at the end of the season.
SOURCE: Give Me Football – Official PFA Website
Sir Alex Ferguson has been chasing Alexis Sanchez for the best part of 18 months and speculation is growing that Manchester United will sign the Chilean in the summer, beating off interest from Inter Milan and Real Madrid as the Old Trafford side is apparently the young winger’s currently destination of choice.
The 22 year old has become one of the hottest prospects across Europe and has now seemingly outgrown his Udinese side and the Serie A side is keen to cash in on the fleet footed wideman and will accept offers of around £32m a fee that Ferguson is willing to fork out after being relatively frugal in recent transfer windows.
The fee would break the previous record fee paid by the Premier League side for Dimitar Berbatov in September 2008. The Man United boss is keen to freshen things up at the club and may well offload a number of squad players as others head for retirement and as such a move for the young Udinese man makes a great deal of sense.
Sanchez is currently in his third season in Italy and has progressed healthily during his time at Udinese but seems highly likely to leave the club this summer with a long queue of interest parties interested in securing a deal for his services.