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Manchester United are considering a late move to beat Arsenal and Liverpool to sign Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez, according to the Express.

The Gunners and the Merseyside club are entering a summer battle to sign the 25-year-old. The Chilean international is aware that his services are no longer required at Camp Nou next season.

Barcelona are keen on signing Liverpool star Luis Suarez and the Reds manager wants Sanchez to be included in the deal. However, the former Udinese star is not keen on making a switch to Anfield as he has set his heart on joining Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

United were reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben. However, the former Chelsea winger has spurned a chance to return to the Premier League after admitting that he is happy with his current employers.

The Red Devils's incoming manager Louis van Gaal is an admirer of Sanchez and has set his sights on bringing the Chilean to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

Sanchez has made his intentions clear that he is not willing to join Liverpool. The situation has seen the Gunners as the firm favourites for his signature and the north London side have now made an improved offer after their initial bid of £22m was turned down by Barcelona.

However, United still have hope that they can urge the Dutch manager to convince Sanchez to reject a chance to sign for Arsenal and join him at Old Trafford.

The Catalan club have already confirmed they have received offers for Sanchez's signature. The La Liga outfit has not tried to put the recent rumours to bed after their sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta admitted that he is unsure of the forward's future at the club.

"Regarding the future of Alexis Sanchez, there have been offers for the player. But I do not know how it will all end - we are looking for a solution which will be best for everyone," Zubizarreta said.

With Arsenal being favourites in signing Sanchez, a late bid from United in luring Sanchez to the Red Devils could be a major blow for the Gunners.