Manchester United are getting closer to the transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to swap Old Trafford for the Emirates Stadium as part of the deal that would be one of the most sensational of the January window. Arsene Wenger addressed the media at his press conference on Thursday ahead of the club's weekend Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace. But unsurprisingly, the only real topic of discussion was the imminent deal between United and Arsenal.
Alexis Sanchez has been labelled 'the biggest mercenary in football' for choosing Manchester United. The Arsenal forward's move to Manchester City collapsed on deadline day last summer and he was widely expected to move to the Etihad Stadium this month to reunite with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola. But City pulled out of the deal and Arsene Wenger revealed that Sanchez is set to sign for United in the next 24 hours - with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way.
Why is it that every time Manchester United are interested in a forward, Anthony Martial is mooted to be used as a makeweight in the transfer? Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the man the Alexis Sanchez transfer hinges on, but the Frenchman was suggested as one player that could help sweeten the deal for Arsenal. And it isn't the first time. All summer, as United tried to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, the man the Italian club were desperate to get in return? The reason why is obvious.
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