The agent of Henrikh Mkhitaryan says that Alexis Sanchez will not join Man Utd unless his client agrees a move to Arsenal as part of a swap deal.
Mino Raiola, known for getting his players amazing deals, looks to be putting pressure on United to give the 28 year old a pay off which would make up for the shortfall in wages he’d have to take if he joined the Gunners.
On £200,000 a week at Old Trafford, it’s unlikely Arsenal will pay those kind of wages, so if United really want Sanchez, they’ll have to ‘encourage’ the Armenian international to leave.
“Manchester United is not going to sign Sanchez unless Mkhi agrees to join Arsenal,” Raiola told The Times (£).
“Sanchez is part of the Mkhi deal, not the other way around.”
There are suggestions Mkhitaryan fancies a move back to former club Borussia Dortmund, which could have an impact on the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pursuit.
The Bundesliga side are open to the players departure but are yet to receive an official offer from Arsenal who are currently pondering offering Olivier Giroud as part of the deal.
What a tangled transfer web!