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A picture of Alexis Sanchez has emerged as the Chilean international has been spotted entering a private Jet as he is set to arrival at Manchester to undergo medicals.
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho revealed on Saturday that the club were ‘so close’ to announcing the deal, which will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move the opposite way to Arsenal in a straight swap.
While the Armenian is already in London and likely to undergo a medical today, Sanchez only just appears to be flying up to Manchester now as he looks to rubberstamp the move.
About Sanchez’s absence against Palace, Arsene Wenger explained: ‘I didn’t take him because there is a question of him moving to United. You can’t drive north and play football.
‘I expect it to happen, but I can’t announce it. In the next 48 hours it will be decided. ‘Until it’s over the line you can’t say it will happen. If you want to have a bit, it could happen. ‘Sanchez will only happen if Mkhitaryan comes here. That’s why it takes longer as well because it is coordinated.’