The much-publicised transfer saga involving Alexis Sanchez and Man United could possibly be coming to an end in the next 48 hours.
The Chilean international has agreed to a deal with the 20-time Premier League champions according to reports. The deal is set to see him earn £400,000 a week, making him the highest paid player at the club.
However, the reports say the deal continues to hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to join Arsenal as part of the deal. The agent of the Armenian, Mino Raiola has insisted that his client does not have to agree to the move and is requesting to be made the highest paid player at the Emirates.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has now declared his admiration of the 28-year former Borussia Dortmund star while stating that his wage demands will not be a problem.
“I like the player,” he said when asked about Mkhitaryan. “We’ve played against him many times. He appreciates the quality of our games and the way we play football. Wages will not be a problem.”
The veteran manager also confirmed that the swap deal is very close and could be announced before his side’s clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday. He went on to admit that although the deal is close, it could still not get done as there are still some factors to be weighed in.
On the alleged wages agreed upon between United and Sanchez, Wenger insisted he has no issues with it and that he respects the businesses carried out by his rival club.