Arsenal may be more attracted to a deal with amid claims that the Old Trafford club are prepared to offer midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of the deal, with Arsenal legend Paul Merson in favour of that move.
"At this stage, I don't think it's about the market", said Mourinho, whose United hosts Stoke City on Monday. The first time he insulted me, I had a response, a response that I know touched the point where he really feels hurt.
"Man United, there's no about it, are still the biggest football club by a million miles".
Wenger confirmed that Sanchez is committed to winning and that the two have had recent conversations about that commitment.
Sanchez is the subject of interest from Manchester United and Manchester City and while Wenger admitted Sanchez was likely to leave, the manager was more hopeful on Ozil. "Alexis - everyone knows how good he is, but I am not going to answer about Alexis or other players".
"I think it's a good investment because we are talking about a top player and I'm hearing that the amount is around £20m".
"So that basically, slowly, it's killing the transfers". But there are so many games - so everyone is going to get games. Even if he is better, you can look up to him, learn and try to improve with him. "Because the difference on wages between the big, big clubs - financially I speak - and us has become big".
"Then he insulted me for a second time but now I change and now contempt and for me contempt means end of the story".
Ozil, meanwhile, has refused to discuss his future in public, with Goal confirming at the turn of the year that he is yet to make a decision on his next move.
"Of course I want a quick resolution", he told reporters at Arsenal's north London training base. And that's what you try to do.