Manchester United finalize deal to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal with the Chile international expected to be at the club’s Carrington training ground on Sunday evening.
Terms on the swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan were finalised on Saturday morning and Sanchez has travelled north to Manchester ahead of completing a medical on Sunday and agreeing terms on a lucrative four-and-a-half-year contract worth around £450,000 a week.
Sanchez was expected to undergo his medical on Saturday but United’s medical team were given the night off after attending the Burnley match.
Sanchez is expected to touch down at Carrington around 5 and 6pm while his new colleagues have been given two days off ahead of next Friday’s FA Cup clash against Yeovil. Jose Mourinho has headed out to London to spend time at his family home.
Despite the fact that terms of the arrangement have been struck, the two managers stayed shy on the move in their particular post-match interviews.
‘Expect soon or never,’ said manager Jose Mourinho after his side’s triumph over Burnley on Saturday evening.
‘So close, so close, so close, in the event that it doesn’t occur it won’t occur. I know my people are doing things completely and all that they can. I figure they will be fruitful.’
Mourinho’s Arsenal counterpart, Arsene Wenger, stated: ‘Sanchez will sell will happen if Mkhitaryan comes here. That will be chosen in the following 48 hours. It is a possibility .’
The Frenchman additionally conceded Sanchez missed Arsenal’s disassembling of Crystal Palace since he was ‘going up north’.
Sanchez said goodbye to his Arsenal colleagues on Friday in the wake of training with them before their Premier group clash with Palace.
After being informed a breakthrough had been made after the session, Sanchez said his goodbyes and prepared for his move.
Likewise, Mkhitaryan had made a sad goodbye to his United pals and staff preceding traveling south to address Arsenal.
Sportsmail uncovered the player had said an enthusiastic farewell after his last United instructional meeting on Friday. ‘It was exceptionally weepy,’ said a source. ‘Henrikh has been an exceptionally famous figure here at United.
‘We know he isn’t excessively content with the way this arrangement has been constrained upon him.
‘He understands he has more shot of playing at Arsenal, however he would have wanted to leave individually terms.’