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MANCHESTER UNITED AND ARSENAL FINALLY AGREE SWAP DEAL FOR ALEXIS SANCHEZ AND HENRIKH MKHITARYAN

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The deal of the transfer window has finally happened. 

 

Manchester United has finally agreed to sign Alexis Sánchez from Arsenal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan to move in the other direction in what is understood to be a straight swap deal. This means that as there would not be any form of money exchanged between the clubs, United valued Mkhitaryan at around £35m, the fee Arsenal were demanding for the Chilean Alexis Sánchez.

 

Sánchez, who was out of contract at Arsenal this summer, is expected to sign terms at United that will make him their highest-paid player, with speculation he could earn as much as £14m-a-year after tax or £500,000-per-week but official reports from the club are yet to be made public.

 

Despite the high salary being reported, the 29-year-old’s signature is a coup for José Mourinho as the manager continues to try and revitalise United. After finishing sixth last season Saturday’s 1-0 win at Burnley kept United in second position after 24 matches. With Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat of Newcastle United leaving United 12 points behind Mourinho will hope Sánchez can help bridge the gap to their rivals and help in their bid to win the title.

 

Source: Guardian

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