Mourinho speaks on transfer as $55m signing of South American star nears
Jose Mourinho was quizzed about the talk of the town on Monday night after the win over Stoke City.
Manchester United moved to within 12 points of Premier League leaders Manchester City after a 3-0 victory over Stoke City.
Before kick-off on Monday, the main story at Old Trafford was concerning the possibility of a transfer deal for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.
The Red Devils are claimed to be closing in on a deal for the 29-year-old this month for him to replace Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
As expected, Mourinho was asked about the deal for Sanchez which is reportedly set to cost United $55million (£40 million).
“Not confident but also not, what is the opposite? Unconfident. Just relaxed,” said Mourinho on Monday
“We have a feeling that he is an Arsenal player, we have a feeling that he can stay there, but also a feeling he can move and if he moves I think we have a chance but most probably a player like him has other big clubs interested and who knows.
“I think him, Mr Wenger, [Arsenal chief executive] Mr Gazidis, they are the ones who know what is going to happen.
“I am not going to speak about hypothetical situation. Probably there are other clubs interested, also some other clubs are trying. He’s an Arsenal player. If he stays it’s great for Arsenal, if he comes to us, great for us, if he goes to another club, great for them.”
Reports have however claimed that the Red Devils have agreed personal terms with Sanchez over the transfer.