Alexis Sanchez has reportedly agreed a four-year deal with Manchester United worth £56million reports the Mirror sport.
The Arsenal forward, whose contract at the Emirates stadium runs out at the end of the season, could join the Old Trafford club in time to face Burnley this weekend.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Sanchez will earn £270,000-a-week after tax.
But his move hinges on United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan going in the opposite direction as part of the deal.
The Armenian holds the key to Alexis Sanchez’s move in the opposite direction to Manchester United.
But Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola has laid out a set of demands after insisting the United midfielder is in no rush to leave Old Trafford.
Mkhitaryan, 28, has got three and a half years left on his £150,000-a-week contract, wants a pay rise to go to Arsenal.
Raiola reportedly wants a big agent commission – more than £5m.
Arsenal want a player-plus-cash deal but it is proving difficult to agree as Sanchez only has six months left on his deal while Mkhitaryan is younger and has longer terms so it is closer to being a straight swap.
However, Raiola believes Mkhitaryan is, at the very least, worth equal billing in the deal, saying: “Sanchez is part of Mkhi’s deal. Not the other way around. Without him, Sanchez simply cannot go to United.”
Raiola however insisted that the Armenian is happy with life at Old Trafford and could still remain at the club as long as he plays.
Raiola added: “Mkhi’s problems at Man Utd are purely related to playing football. He has no problem with the manager. It is not personal. And he has two and a half years left on his contract. He doesn’t have to leave.”