Chile international Alexis Sanchez could join Manchester United in straight-exchange deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, rather than otherwise stated by super-agent Mino Raiola. The Italian representative had previously suggested that the Arsenal forward had been offered as a makeweight for Mkhitaryan, who is still contemplating over a move to the Emirates.
According to Sky Sports, there may not be any fee involved in the proposed swap between Mkhitaryan and Sanchez, though the final decision on the transfer is likely to be made by the former.
Raiola has had the tendency to intensify the speculation in the past, and he has not left any stone unturned after he appeared to command respect for his client with a transfer fee from which he could benefit as well.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 16, 2018
Arsenal are pretty much surrendered to the fact that Sanchez would be sold by the end of the month, and there is yet the possibility of agreeing to a straight-case move for the Chilean, though the north London side would still want a replacement first.
Aside from Sanchez, Jose Mourinho’s side have also been credited with an interest in Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura, but the club’s reluctance to discuss a permanent fee appears to have stalled a proposed deal, as for now.