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United and City rivalry usurped by Barca bait - reports

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In-demand Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez is on the verge of completing a summer switch to Barcelona, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The 22-year-old Chilean international's future has been one of the most talked about subjects in recent months, with both Manchester United and neighbours City linked with the £32million-rated starlet.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is known to be in the market for a wide midfield addition, and was highly anticipated to complete the signing of Aston Villa's Ashley Young.

However, with a move failing to materialise, Manchester United are thought to have stepped up their interest in Sanchez, as they look to add to their Old Trafford ranks ahead of the new campaign.

Sources in Chile and Spain have suggested it is Barcelona who were first to offer Udinese an acceptable proposal, agreeing to pay around £25million up front, and a further £7million in performance-related clauses.


 

Sanchez meanwhile, has spent the past few days in Santiago training with his national side in preparation for next month's Copa America, but has been granted permission by Chile manager Claudio Borghi to travel to Barcelona to complete his move if necessary.

Latest developments also suggest that highly rated Spanish U21 international Jeffren Suarez could move in the opposite direction – a move that will cause further unrest in the Barclays Premier League, particularly for suitors coveting his signature.

Manchester United are also looking to add an additional creative midfield player to fill the void left by the retiring Paul Scholes, with a view to ensuring the domestic title returns to Old Trafford again next season.

If reports are to be believed, and Sanchez is bound for Spain, then the Red Devils will have to turn their attention elsewhere as Ferguson continues tinkering with his championship winning squad.

If reports are to be believed, and Sanchez is bound for Spain, then the Red Devils will have to turn their attention elsewhere as Ferguson continues tinkering with his championship winning squad.

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