€12 million 'next Ronaldo' wants United move

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Chile sensation Alexis Sanchez has his sights set on a move to the Premier League, according to reports.

The 21-year-old - who has been dubbed 'the next Cristiano Ronaldo' - has allegedly been coveted by Manchester United for some time and now, according to the Daily Mirror, he has stated his intention to play in England.

Sanchez's reported comments succeed those from his agent within the last month - admitting Manchester United have been monitoring his client for a while.

Fernando Felicevich said: "Manchester United has been following the performances of Alexis since some time ago and it could be a possibility in the future.

"The Premier League would be a good destination for Alexis as he is young, strong and very fast, something very important for being able to have success in that league."

Sanchez has long be earmarked as a star for the future after he was ranked by World Soccer magazine in 2007 as one of the 50 most exciting teenage footballers in the world, alongside the likes of Sergio Aguero and Bojan Krkic.

The tricky winger joined Serie A side Udinese three years ago and the Italian side have reportedly had to consistently fight off interest for Sanchez - the most notable being a reported €12 million bid from Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to still harbour ambitions of bringing Sanchez to Manchester United as he looks to leave a lasting legacy at Old Trafford.

The Manchester United boss has notably been investing in young talent; having already brought Javier Hernandez and Chris Smalling to Manchester United to Old Trafford this year.

Ferguson is now expected to step attempt to bring Sanchez to Manchester United in the summer as he continues to invest in the future at Old Trafford.

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