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Confirmed: Sanchez and Mkhitaryan WILL both be eligible to play in Europe

Confirmed: Sanchez and Mkhitaryan WILL both be eligible to play in Europe

Chilean worldwide Sanchez will sign for Man United on Monday or Tuesday after undergoing a medical at the club's Carrington Aon Training Complex on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal are off-loading a player who was desperate to leave and distracting their plans for the future, with their capture of Mkhitaryan on a free transfer something of a coup as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a long-time admirer of the Armenian midfielder.

However, The Mirror reports that the swap deal is now on the verge of being completed, with Sanchez's side of the move now all but sewn up after he passed his medical at United's Carrington training ground.

No transfer fee will be exchanged, according to the BBC's David Ornstein, and questions have been raised over which club is getting the better deal.

Now all that remains is for the joint unveiling to be announced, with both United and Arsenal likely to work together to ensure the announcements are made in tandem. I think it is so close.

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Both clubs benefit, there is little doubt about that.

He is expected to sign a four-and-a-half-year deal with Man United.

After rejecting Manchester City's £60 million bid last summer, Arsenal are now willing to let their winger depart to City's local rival.

Many have criticised Sanchez, whose salary is set to increase markedly at United, with former Arsenal defender Martin Keown labelling the former Barca forward as "the biggest mercenary in football".

Mkhitaryan, who will join Arsenal as part of a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez going the other way, posted the picture on his Instagram, before adding: 'What am I getting for my birthday.??'


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