Sanchez signs for Manchester United, Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal

Jose Mourinho provides update on Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan transfer sagas

The Sun report that the transfer of Sanchez, that sees Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the other direction, was finalised earlier today, and the Chilean worldwide is headed to Carrington to meet the team's medical staff. Nearly four years after, the London club sold the talented player to Manchester United for £35m, bagging in the bargain the services of Armenian striker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Alexis Sanchez has finally completed his extremely-protracted move away from Arsenal, joining rivals Manchester United, for a fee estimated at £20 million, while Arsenal welcome midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan's arrival as the return half of the deal.

Swap deal edges closer Alexis Sanchez has boarded a private jet as his move to Manchester United edges closer.

A four-and-a-half-year deal on that money when you're already 29-years-old is pretty insane, but it's also understandable why Sanchez would take it and, to prize him away, why United would pay it.

The Mirror said the deals may not be officially completed until Monday as both Sanchez and Mkhitaryan are non-EU players and must have their work permits ratified by their new clubs. Arsenal are getting a quality playmaker in Mkhitaryan in return and they have been strongly linked with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the past week.

"I understand nothing. I can not understand anybody wanting to leave Arsenal - but in 30 years of doing transfers you learn a lot about human beings".

Mourinho had already revealed on Friday that he would not consider the 28-year-old Armenian at Turf Moor while discussions continued over the potential deal involving Sanchez. "It's good that as a team we can shut up shop and not give the other team too many chances, knowing that more often than not we're going to go up the other end and score because certain teams can only keep us out for so long".

"I expect soon or never", Mourinho said after his side's 1-0 win against Burnley.

"I think they will be successful".

United emerged as front runners to sign the Chilean worldwide earlier this month and Sanchez reportedly agreed personal terms over a lucrative contract last weekend.

"I always said as a kid that I'd like to play for United and I once spoke to Sir Alex Ferguson about it".

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