​Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has tried to put a pause on the constant reports of a bidding battle going on between Manchester United and Manchester City in order to sign Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window.

Sanchez is believed to be a major target for City after they failed to sign the Chilean last summer. However, it has been reported that Manchester United have now emerged as rival bidders and are attempting to hijack City's deal.

Arsene Wenger was asked about these revelations but he chose to remain calm at the moment as he said, "Look, honestly, I cannot tell you much more at the moment because nothing is really concrete."

The Frenchman was then asked if Manchester United did actually bid for the Chilean to which he replied, "You concluded that. You could say at the moment - it's not that I don't want to inform you, I don't want to give you wrong information. Nothing is decided in one way or another."

Wenger also stated that he believes that a bidding war between multiple clubs for one player is always beneficial for the selling club as he said, "A bidding war is always beneficial to a club who can take advantage of it, but we are not in that. Normally, we want him to stay until the end of the season, we will see."

​Gianluca Di Marzio had yesterday sensationally revealed that Manchester United have entered the race to sign Sanchez.