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Alexis Sanchez 'so close' to completing Man Utd transfer, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho declared Alexis Sanchez’s transfer to Manchester United “so close” to completion on Sunday with Arsene Wenger saying that the Chile striker had travelled north to complete the swap deal that will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan join Arsenal. After United’s 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor, with a goal from Anthony Martial, Mourinho said that he expected an announcement imminently. “I expect [the transfer to be completed] soon or never,” he said. “I think is so close, so close, so close that if it doesn't happen [now] it's not going to happen so I am positive, I know my people is doing everything they can, the owners with the green light, Mr [Ed] Woodward and Matt Judge [head of corporate development, with responsibility for contracts] working hard and everybody is giving everything they can and I think they are going to be successful.” Asked about the effect on his attacking players, Mourinho said: “We look to the attacking areas and we need that extra competitive internal competition and more solutions for us.” Mkhitaryan was not in the United squad. Wenger said that he considered including Sanchez in his squad that beat Crystal Palace 4-1, before the 29-year-old was given permission to end his three-and-a-half years at Arsenal. “I was tempted but I didn't take him because there is the question of him moving to Manchester United,” said Wenger. How would Alexis Sanchez fit in at Manchester United? “You cannot drive up north and as well play football. The next 48 hours will be decided one way or another. If you want to have a bet, it could happen. It happens only one way if the other way [Mkhitaryan] happens. It must be coordinated.” Arsenal are also ready to increase their bid for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a first £45 million offer was rejected by Borussia Dortmund. Aubameyang has been left out of Dortmund’s last two Bundesliga matches amid concerns both at his focus and discipline but Arsenal will probably need to surpass their existing £52 million club record fee for Alexandre Lacazette to complete the deal. Where does Henrikh Mkhitaryan fit into Arsenal's grand plans? Dortmund want around £55 million [€60 million] for a striker who has scored 21 goals already this season in 23 games and has also scored at least 25 times in each of the past three seasons. Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed that Arsenal have made a bid following complaints that Wenger had acted disrespectfully on Thursday in answering a question about Aubameyang. “That [complaint] looks to be a tactical reaction rather than anything else – they are responsible for their own statements,” said Wenger. Asked if Olivier Giroud could be part of the Aubameyang deal, Wenger said: “No. We are nowhere near anything with Dortmund.”

Alexis Sanchez 'so close' to completing Man Utd transfer, says Jose Mourinho

Alexis Sanchez 'so close' to completing Man Utd transfer, says Jose Mourinho

Alexis Sanchez 'so close' to completing Man Utd transfer, says Jose Mourinho

Alexis Sanchez 'so close' to completing Man Utd transfer, says Jose Mourinho

Alexis Sanchez 'so close' to completing Man Utd transfer, says Jose Mourinho

Alexis Sanchez 'so close' to completing Man Utd transfer, says Jose Mourinho

Mourinho confirms Alexis Sanchez transfer 'so close' but warns it could fall apart

The Chile international is nearing a move to Old Trafford, but the fate of the transfer could come down to Henrikh Mkhitaryan going to Arsenal

Mourinho confirms Alexis Sanchez transfer 'so close' but warns it could fall apart

Mourinho confirms Alexis Sanchez transfer 'so close' but warns it could fall apart

Mourinho confirms Alexis Sanchez transfer 'so close' but warns it could fall apart

The Chile international is nearing a move to Old Trafford, but the fate of the transfer could come down to Henrikh Mkhitaryan going to Arsenal

Mourinho confirms Alexis Sanchez transfer 'so close' but warns it could fall apart

The Chile international is nearing a move to Old Trafford, but the fate of the transfer could come down to Henrikh Mkhitaryan going to Arsenal

Mourinho confirms Alexis Sanchez transfer 'so close' but warns it could fall apart

Mourinho confirms Alexis Sanchez transfer 'so close' but warns it could fall apart

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, City: ¿cuáles son los posibles fichajes de los grandes de Europa?

En Goal hemos recopilado una lista con la agenda de los clubes más importantes del viejo continente.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, City: ¿cuáles son los posibles fichajes de los grandes de Europa?

En Goal hemos recopilado una lista con la agenda de los clubes más importantes del viejo continente.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, City: ¿cuáles son los posibles fichajes de los grandes de Europa?

En Goal hemos recopilado una lista con la agenda de los clubes más importantes del viejo continente.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, City: ¿cuáles son los posibles fichajes de los grandes de Europa?

En Goal hemos recopilado una lista con la agenda de los clubes más importantes del viejo continente.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, City: ¿cuáles son los posibles fichajes de los grandes de Europa?

En Goal hemos recopilado una lista con la agenda de los clubes más importantes del viejo continente.

Mourinho frustrated at United failure to 'kill' Burnley

Manchester United held out for a narrow win at Burnley but Jose Mourinho felt they could have made life easier in the closing stages.

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up

Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barca deny plot to sign Griezmann

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up