Arsenal's Sanchez likely to join Manchester United - Wenger

Arsenal's Sanchez likely to join Manchester United - Wenger

Arsenal's Sanchez likely to join Manchester United - Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealed the transfer was "likely" after Arsenal's 4-1 demolition of Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, explaining that Sanchez was omitted from the squad because "you can not drive up north and play football at the same time".

Mourinho, who after the game said Alexis Sanchez's move from Arsenal to Manchester United is "so close", was delighted with his team's display.

United has emerged as favourites to sign the Chile worldwide after Manchester City reportedly ended its interest due to the demands of the player and his agent.

"After that it's down to them how much they want to give to the player". "We have four attacking players for three positions, three are starting, one is on the bench, Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] for the whole season was not available. We saw it last Sunday [in a 4-3 defeat to Liverpool]", he told a news conference. "If we do one now, in the summer it is three minus one".

'This would be an exchange of player and one would replace the other. If it doesn't happen, he will play on Saturday.

"He [Sterling] can play there".

Lukaku has been suffering from a dip in form in recent weeks, compared to the prolific start he made to the Premier League season where he scored seven goals in his first seven games at Old Trafford.

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But, in common with Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger, Mourinho was optimistic the two-way transfer was either on the verge of completion or collapse, with a decision fast-approaching. "He's more of a winger, a number 10, but we are not going to buy a striker".

Now he seems to be on the cusp of a move to the north-west and Xhaka praised Sanchez for his influence on the Arsenal squad.

The Brazilian has received interest from both Arsenal and Tottenham, who are reportedly keen on recruiting him during the current transfer window.

It was a third successive league victory for Mourinho's men, and they kept a clean sheet for a fifth consecutive match in all competitions - they are yet to concede a goal in 2018. The stability of the club is the most important thing. To be honest, I would rather have played alongside him. That's why we did it. "I think it's so close, so close".

City are believed to have refused to meet Sanchez's wage demands amid concerns it could cause tension inside the dressing room. "He can be serious but he has a playful side too where you can have fun with him".

"(Delph) will be out for a while but we don't know how long for yet", Guardiola said. What I know now is he is still Arsenal's player, but I think he is going to go to United.

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