Jose Mourinho wanted to sign Manchester United new boy Alexis Sanchez for Chelsea

The Portuguese coach has been scouting the Chilean since 2006 (Picture: Getty)

Jose Mourinho’s South American scout has revealed that the Manchester United manager has been trying to sign new recruit Alexis Sanchez for more than a decade and wanted him at Chelsea.

The Chilean completed his move to Old Trafford on Monday evening – in a straight swap for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who goes the other way to Arsenal – and is now the highest paid player in the Premier League.

Mourinho described Sanchez as ‘one of the best attacking players in the world’ after the deal was announced, and Jorge Alvial has now detailed exactly how far… Read the full story

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