Alexis Sanchez is on his way to Manchester, and is almost certain to sign for United, according to reports.
However, the saga has dragged on for longer than expected, and the Chilean media houses believe they know why.
The country’s news outlets are often quick to pick up on news related to their players, and regularly cite their sources as being from the English media.
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However, Sports Witness claim that an unusual lack of an outside source in a recent article from the Chilean press regarding the whole Sanchez ordeal possibly means that this is fresh news from their own sources.
El Mercurio are the paper in question, and they have claimed to be aware of the reason behind the ongoing delay in proceedings of Sanchez’s transfer to United.
The 29-year-old had been tipped to complete the move by Monday night, but no news regarding an agreement has been announced yet, and it is supposedly down to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s hesitance to agree to swap Old Trafford for the Emirates.
The Armenian is not convinced by the Gunners’ “low level” poor weekly wage offer, and would rather stay at United.
The paper then goes on to claim that this may allow City a way back into the saga, having initially backed out after balking at the thought of beating the offer their cross-town rivals had made.
United are believed to be set to offer Sanchez the legendary No. 7 shirt, and also make him the best paid player in Premier League history with a mammoth £350,000-a-week.
Arsenal, on the other hand, will receive a decent £30 million from the deal, which is more than what City are offering.
Despite all these delays, however, El Mercurio believe that Sanchez will definitely end up securing a move to Jose Mourinho’s United instead of reuniting with his former boss Pep Guardiola.
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