The Armenian international’s agent, Mino Raiola, was at his verbal best yet again, as he proclaimed Sanchez to be a part of the Mkhitaryan deal instead of the other way around.
The super-agent also revealed that the Chilean superstar’s move to the Theatre of Dreams is totally dependent on his own client’s interest in joining the Gunners – a claim which demotivated several Man Utd faithful.
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However, that might not entirely be the case, as the Red Devils seem to have devised an alternative plan of action if their out-of-favour playmaker refuses to secure a move to the Emirates.
According to James Olley of Evening Standard, Jose Mourinho will straightaway resort to a cash-only deal if the swap of players fails to materialise.
The Portuguese tactician is confident of signing Sanchez this month itself, and will pay £35 million in transfer fee in order to secure the Arsenal talisman’s services.
But the report does add that Arsene Wenger is keen to sign Mkhitaryan, so it is likely that the French tactician will eventually succumb to ex-Borussia Dortmund star’s contractual demands, as he cannot afford to let Sanchez go without signing his replacement.
All signs indicate that this exchange of players is bound to be confirmed sooner or later, and it is only a matter of time before both the English powerhouses welcome their brand new signings.
Written by Kunal Kambli
An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.