By Mark Weasley
Alexis Sanchez could be heading closer to a switch to Manchester United as Daily star reports that the 29-year-old has agreed to join the Red Devils on a mammoth £350k-a-week deal, which will see him become the highest paid player at the club. The Chilean had looked nailed on to join Manchester City, but the Citizens are stalling on the deal as they don’t want to pay more than £20 million for his signature and the fact that crocked Gabriel Jesus is ever closer to returning to first team football.
Sanchez was left out of the Arsenal squad that lost 2-1 to Bournemouth on the South Coast and after the game at the Vitality stadium, Arsene Wenger stated that an exit for the striker could be imminent. United have gazumped City in the race for the forward, as we are closer to Arsenal’s valuation of around £35m and are even prepared to use Armenian attacking midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a makeweight in the deal. The player’s family were spotted in London during the week after arriving to support the player in his move.
Speaking after the game, Wenger said, “It could happen today, tomorrow or not at all, I didn’t want to travel with him and then he goes somewhere.
“It will be decided in the next 48 hours” “It will be decided in the next 48 hours. “It was difficult for him because he was on standby a little bit.” He added.
Sanchez would add quality to our attack and the fact that we may beat City to his signing will strike a psychological blow on our bitter rivals, and make a huge statement as we bid to claw back the gap in the second half of the season.
It is believed Sanchez has agreed personal terms with Manchester United and is likely to be replaced at The Emirates by young Brazilian winger, Malcom.