Mourinho: Every player has a price

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been offered no assurances over his long-term Manchester United future by Jose Mourinho.

The Armenian was one of Mourinho's first signings in the summer of 2016 but inconsistency has blighted the play-maker since he joined from Borussia Dortmund for £26.3m. The 29-year-old began this season with five assists in the first three top-flight fixtures but his form tailed off and having been substituted at half-time against Derby in their most recent game - a move Mourinho later apologized for - his name has been littered in gossip columns regarding a potential exit this month.

-My approach to players is that every player has a price.It doesn't matter who he is. It doesn't matter the level. It doesn't matter the prestige, the status. I think every player has a price. And I am not the kind of blind manager...blind in the sense of, this player is untouchable, can never be sold. I think every player has a price, Mourinho said.

One rumour is that Mkhitaryan could be used as a potential makeweight in a deal for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, a player Mourinho called "phenomenal" on Friday.

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