And Wenger believes the recent huge hike in transfer fees increases the likelihood of players running down their contracts.
Arsenal are looking for French attacker Anthony Martial in exchange for Sanchez and it is a sensible ploy. According to reports, Arsenal wanted Raheem Sterling in the deal.
United's manager then went on to describe Sanchez as a "phenomenal player", before insisting he really shouldn't say too much about an Arsenal player.
Paper Round's view: Jose Mourinho has never been a fan of Arsene Wenger, and signing both players would be a huge blow to his opponent. Tottenham are also interested but reports say they only want a loan move.
Yet he would be confident of playing every week at United, while life on the other side of Manchester could see him share attacking duties with Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.
A number of Stoke's players will have a point to prove following the dismissal of Hughes. There is still an opportunity for him to stay.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is likely to leave, sooner or later, but he will be remembered for failing to live up to his billing in the red half of Manchester. A change of scenery to Stoke, who often give their managers plenty of money to work with, might be an appealling switch.
Indeed, each of the last three Premier League meetings between these two teams have finished level - including a 2-2 draw at the Bet365 Stadium earlier this season.
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"He sits tight until the summer and he gets the move he wants, as long as City still want him".
He played just one season in England, and was mediocre at best. The club later signed Colombian center back Yerry Mina from Palmeiras on a $14 million deal.
He said: "Very good - unbelievable facilities, the prince's private facilities are better than any football club in the world". The France star made just 13 appearances for Arsenal this season.
Leicester City confirmed the signing of striker Fousseni Diabate from Gazelec Ajaccio.
"So what is the player's calculation?"
Conte didn't directly throw Chelsea's name into the bidding for Sanchez.