Alexis Sanchez calls 'fake news' on The Sun

Mourinho close to agreeing new deal with United

British media reported that Sanchez, who will wear United's iconic No. 7 shirt, has joined the club on a 4-1/2-year deal, while Arsenal announced that Armenia captain Mkhitaryan, who turned 29 on Sunday, had signed a long-term contract.

Now making €250,000-per-week, the Frenchman wants to double his wages to equal those of soon-to-be Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez.

The 24-year-old will have three years left on the contract he signed in 2016 when he returned to United from Juventus for a then-world record £89m.

The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan coach has led the club to two trophies, plus the Community Shield, but United failed to challenge for the league title.

"Since I was a young lad I've always said that my dream was to play for Manchester United, and I'm not just saying that because I'm here now and today it's come true", Sanchez told MUTV.

'He's very attached to Arsenal and we were very attached to him as well, so it is not with pleasure that we lose him but it's part of professional life'.

Wenger, whose side are sixth but hope for a top four finish, added: "Henrikh is a very complete player".

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and United manager Jose Mourinho both said they expected the two-way deal between the Premier League rivals to go through.

However, according to the Manchester Evening News, Sanchez will not train with his new teammates on Monday.

The Chilean is set to complete his move to Manchester United with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction.

Sanchez scored 80 goals in 166 appearances since joining Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014. Also, Mourinho expressed his thanks to Mkhitaryan and stressed the forward's contribution to last season's Europa League success.

Martin Keown, a former Gunners defender, had called Sanchez "the biggest mercenary in football", with reports suggesting the Chilean forward will earn £500,000 a week at Old Trafford. I think it's so close, so close, so close that if it doesn't happen, it's not going to happen, so I am positive.

And United fans were absolutely loving it. "I'm not comparing him to Eric Cantona but he's one of them that can turn possibly a drab 0-0 into a 1-0".



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