Man United Target £26m Barcelona Attacker as Ferguson Looks to Add Extra Dimension to Old Trafford Attack

Old Trafford side express interest in Nou Camp forward.

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Man United are reportedly set to battle Man City and Chelsea for £26m rated Barcelona attacker Alexis Sanchez according to the Daily Express.

The Chilean international has not been in the best of form this term and could well be a player Tito Vilanova would consider offers for. This source states that a fee of £26m and above may be needed to convince the Nou Camp side to sell the 24 year old, but in reality it could take a lesser amount given the average form the former Udinese man has displayed this term.

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In a side that scores goals with alarming regularity it is perhaps telling that Sanchez has scored just one La Liga goal in 16 appearances this term.

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However it is worth noting that in his first campaign at the Catalan giants he weighed in with 12 goals from 20 starts and is still relatively young and has the potential to find a return to form.

As well as battling prospective suitors from the English top tier Sir Alex Ferguson will have to beat off interest from Juventus, with Antonio Conte seeing Sanchez as an ideal foil for Spaniard Fernando Llorente, who will join the Turin side on a free transfer this summer.

Ferguson may well feel his side could do with strengthening on the flanks. He has seen Ashley Young and Luis Antonio Valencia struggle to make an impact going forward, with neither player registering a single Premier League goal this season.

Portuguese wide-man Nani has been something of a bit-part player and even though Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha will arrive at Man United in the summer there is still scope for the pursuit of Sanchez but perhaps only at a fee less than quoted by this source.

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