ARSENAL OR MANCHESTER UNITED: ALEXIS SANCHEZ TO DECIDEDate: 2018-01-17
Phil Jones says the Manchester United players are in the dark over the proposed arrival of Alexis Sanchez but says he would welcome the Arsenal striker at Old Trafford.
The Gunners are open to cashing in on the Chile international before his contract runs out at the end of the season, having turned down offers to extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium. Sanchez is expected to complete a £35m move away from the Gunners this month after the Red Devils swooped in to hijack Manchester City's reported deal for the striker.
However, Jones, the England international, says that neither he nor his team-mates can shed any light on the situation, telling Manchester Evening News: "If someone new comes in the door then obviously it is a positive move for United".
Sanchez came close to joining Manchester City during the off-season transfer window, and the league leaders rekindled their interest at the turn of the year.
Asked in a pre-match press conference for Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay with Norwich whether they were looking to do deal for Sanchez, he said: "I don't know. I don't think so, I don't know but I don't think so.
"The transfer market, as you know, I refer you to the club. I don't want to give my opinion about the transfer market."