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Marseille chief Zubizarreta: Fans wanted us to sign Alexis, but...

Olympique Marseille chief Andoni Zubizarreta admits they never had a chance of signing Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez.

Alexis left Arsenal for United in January.

Zubizarreta revealed: "A supporter asked me why I did not speak with Alexis Sanchez.

"I bought him in Barcelona. I told him that if he's going to leave Arsenal, he can play for United. If I call him he will not tell me, 'I'm taking the plane and I'm coming tomorrow'.

"We must live with reality."

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