Alexis Sanchez has agreed to join Manchester United in a stunning four-and-half year deal worth £118 million.
The Chilean has just six months left on his current Arsenal deal, and he has been holding out for a weekly wage of £350,000 per week from the Gunners to renew his current deal.
However, Arsene Wenger’s side failed to offer him that much which opened the door on a summer switch elsewhere.
The Gunners rejected a £60 million offer from Manchester City on deadline day in the last transfer window, but Wenger knows if he denies Sanchez the chance to join Manchester United this time, he could be left to deal with a very unhappy player.
The Gunners want to sign a replacement before allowing Sanchez leave and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as well Bordeaux’s Malcom have been touted as possible in-comings this month.
Jose Mourinho hopes to get the transfer done before noon of 18th January so that the Chilean can face Burnley on Saturday.
The Red Devils are ready to offer flop Henrikh Mkhitaryan in exchange for Sanchez, but the Armenian’s reluctance to be used as part of the deal could see Manchester United pay £35 million for the signature of Sanchez.