A couple of weeks ago, there was only one club that looked as though they were going to sign Alexis Sanchez - Manchester City.
Rather incredibly, though, Sanchez has now agreed a deal with Manchester United.
What’s also incredible are the wages the Red Devils will be paying the Chilean with reports suggesting he will pocket more than £400,000-per-week at Old Trafford.
But there’s one reason why Sanchez’s move hasn’t yet been confirmed - Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
It’s believed United have offered Mkhitaryan in return for Sanchez and the swap deal is hanging on the Armenian.
Despite a 2009 interview emerging admitting he was an Arsenal fan, it was initially believed that Mkhitaryan was really unsure about a move to the Emirates.
THE LATEST ON MKHITARYAN'S MOVE TO ARSENAL
But the latest report from the Independent have provided a massive update on his stance.
Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney writes: “The Armenian was initially cool on the move, and wanted to become Arsenal’s best-paid player to go, but sources close to proceedings say there has been significant progress over the last 24 hours.
“While nothing is signed yet and there is haggling over whether Arsenal match his plus-£150,000 wages at United, the general feeling about the move has changed, and it is seen as quite likely rather than having a slim chance.”
WHAT MINO RAIOLA SAID EARLIER THIS WEEK
Earlier this week, Mkhitaryan’s agent, Mino Raiola, suggested a deal with Arsenal was a long way off.
“This is a great deal for Arsenal,” Raiola said.
“They need better, younger players and they have to invest, so it’s up to Arsenal to put a deal in place and right now a deal is a long way off. Sánchez is part of the Mkhi deal, not the other way around.”
But now, it seems Mkhitaryan has warmed to the idea of joining the Gunners and the north London club are hoping he could make his debut at the weekend at home to Crystal Palace.
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