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Utd swoop for £27m Sanchez
Manchester United last night stole a march in the battle for Alexis Sanchez when David Gill flew to Spain to seal the deal. And the Old Trafford chief executive hopes to wrap up a £27million transfer for football's most wanted man within the next few days. If Gill pulls off the audacious swoop – pipping Manchester City, Barcelona and a host of other European giants – it will take manager Alex Ferguson's summer spending to an amazing £82m. Gill met Udinese president Gino Pozzo yesterday – ironically in Barcelona, where the Italian supremo lives – to thrash out an agreement. It will come as a crushing blow to City. They believed their massive financial clout had swayed the Chilean winger, 22. But agent Fernando Felicevich said: "An agreement with City? Sanchez's future is still very much wide open. We are working on it and, after meetings with City, we have other new appointments."
Phil Thomas and Martin Blackburn
All the papers go big on the Sanchez rumour, while the Daily Star claims "Sunderland will this week open talks with United trio Darron Gibson, Wes Brown and John O’Shea in a bid to clinch a £12m deal."
But the Daily Mail reckons Brown "might reject a move to Sunderland to stay in the North West, which will interest Blackburn and Bolton."