Manchester United are increasingly confident of winning the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with sources telling ESPN FC that Jose Mourinho first raised the prospect of using Henrikh Mkhitaryan as leverage for a deal last summer.
But the United boss is willing to change his original plans not to sign in January if the right player becomes available and he could swoop for City target Alexis Sanchez in a £35 million deal.
"My approach to players is that every player has a price", Mourinho said when asked directly about whether Mkhitaryan would stay, as quoted by Sky Sports.
The Potters away form will be a concern for the players and fans alike, with no wins in their last seven on the road and Stoke sat in the bottom three going into the clash at Old Trafford.
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However, despite a disappointing display in the Red Devils' goalless draw against Southampton, Mkhitaryan was handed a start against the Championship side in the FA Cup.
The 36-year-old former Sweden worldwide suffered a horrific knee injury back in April 2017 in Manchester United's Europa League campaign and despite making an early comeback, he is yet to reach full fitness. It doesn't matter who. It doesn't matter the prestige, the status. Blind in the sense that this player is untouchable, this player can never be sold.
"But Mkhitaryan played the last match in the FA Cup against Derby".
Jose Mourinho has outlined both his, and the clubs transfer policy with regard to making signings in the January transfer window.
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"It's up to us to decide what we think is the right price". He's a little bit the same in relation to other players that are involved in this gossip of the transfer market.
Also, while mentioning the United's training schedule in Dubai, Mourinho concluded, "It was very good".
The Armenia global has started only two of United's last 15 games and was left out of Mourinho's matchday squad for six consecutive matches in November and December. "So Saturday [he is] training, then Sunday [he is] selected and Monday [he will] play".
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