Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Alexis Sanchez according to reports.
It’s been the transfer that everyone has been talking about in the the last week, especially after United came in with a larger offer than League leaders and Manchester rivals, City, who had opened the bidding at £20m.
They had previously agreed a deal of up to £60m back in the summer, but the Gunners’ inability to sign a replacement in the short time remaining, namely Thomas Lemar, put the brakes on Sanchez’s move to the Etihad.
Well placed journalist Duncan Castles has stated in the Sunday Times that Manchester United officials are confident of completing the deal, while Gianluca Di Marzio claims that they have agreed personal terms with the player. He also claims that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been offered in exchange for Sanchez, although this part of the deal has not yet been agreed between the clubs.
Miktharian was/is in the deal. But no agreeement yet for his personal terms. So let’s see if only cash
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) January 14, 2018
Other reports go as far as claiming that the Red Devils have agreed a deal worth £35m with Arsenal, as well as a three year deal worth at least £290,000-a-week, although these are so far unsubstantiated.
As for the player, ahead has been left out of Arsenal’s match day squad for today’s fixture against Bournemouth, adding more fuel to the speculation of Sanchez’s imminent departure.
Man City are thought to have given up on signing the 29-year-old, and will look for other targets.
There has been no official announcement from either side as of yet, but several bookmakers have suspended betting on Sanchez making he move to Old Trafford.
It is also claimed that United will also make a move for Sanchez’s Arsenal teammate, Mesut Ozil, who is in the same situation as the Chilean regarding his contract.