Jose Mourinho finally speaks out on Alexis’ Sanchez transfer

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Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out a move for Alexis Sanchez – describing the Arsenal star as a “phenomenal” player.

Manchester United have launched an audacious bid for Sanchez, in a bid to snatch the 29-year-old forward from under the noses of local rivals Manchester City.

Mourinho tried to tread a diplomatic path around the subject of Sanchez, but said there are “some players in the football word” you have to try to sign if clubs have the chance.

“I don't know if it's ethical or correct to be speaking about players of other clubs,” said Mourinho.

“If somebody speaks about one of my players to say they are interested or not interested, I wouldn't be very very happy.

“Sanchez is an Arsenal player. I don't know but, probably this weekend, he's going to defend Arsenal colours, so I don't think it's correct to say things about Alexis Sanchez.

“At the general level what I can say is myself and the Manchester United board, the owners, we don't believe a lot in the January market.

“We don't believe in signing a player just to sign a player, just doing something - we don't believe in that.

“What we believe really is there are some players in football world if you have the chance to sign them in January, March or July, you have to try, and that's it.

“We don't believe in signing a player just to sign a player, just doing something - we don't believe in that.

“What we believe really is there are some players in football world if you have the chance to sign them in January, March or July, you have to try, and that's it.

The United boss said he has “contempt” for his Chelsea rival, with the bitter feud between the warring pair showing no sign of ending.

“I think when a person insults another, you can expect a response,” said Mourinho. “Or you can expect contempt.

“The first time he insulted me I had a response, a response that I know that touched the point where he really feels hurt.

“Then he insulted me for a second time but now I change and now contempt and for me contempt means end of the story.”

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