Man United 'close to agreeing' a deal to sign Alexis Sanchez
Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be used as a makeweight in the deal.
The Red Devils stepped into the Sanchez race after learning Manchester City were unwilling to meet his £35 million price tag, not to mention the Chilean is seeking a deal worth £400,000 per week.
Taking into account the £15 million signing-on fee Sanchez is also understood to be asking for, those terms on a three-and-a-half-year deal would come to a total cost of a little more than £120 million.
Sanchez looked nailed on to complete a January move to the Etihad Stadium after being linked with the club for most of last summer, but Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio said the Red Devils now lead the chase.
United are prepared to send £27 million-rated Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the opposite direction as a sweetener, although his £200,000-per-week expected wages could be an issue. A player-plus-cash deal could be exactly what's needed for United to win the race for Sanchez's signature, too, after ESPN FC's Mattias Karen reported Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he needs an immediate successor.