Manchester United's chances of this time succeeding in a pursuit of Alexis Sanchez have been given a boost after reports he was close to a move to Juventus were dismissed.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, claim that insiders at Barcelona have indicated to them that there has been no bid from the Serie A champions for a player Manchester United have long been linked with making a move for. The report suggests claims coming out of Italy about an agreement being imminent are wide of the mark and that negotiations are still ongoing.
Old Trafford officials are busy trying to appoint a new manager after sacking David Moyes last month, with Louis van Gaal the heavy favourite to take over, the new man will reportedly be handed a £200million transfer kitty to rebuild the squad come the summer. Manchester United would be wise to renew interest in Sanchez, who Mundo Deportivo claim is likely to go somewhere in the summer, as they have lacked pace and penetration in wide areas.
The report denies Juventus are about to sign the Chile international and report their Barcelona source indicated there were a number of top European clubs interested in him, so it would be no surprise if the Red Devils were one of those clubs. Sanchez's terrific early season form did not translate into him being a regular start under Tata Martino and his name is one of a number of Barcelona stars tipped to be sold as the club undergo a rebuild.