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Jose Mourinho pretty much confirms Alexis Sanchez deal is done in post-match interview

Manchester United have been frontrunners for sometime to land the Chilean forward

Slowly but surely, it’s happening. 

After numerous reports, tweets and rumours, it seems Alexis Sanchez is a mere whisker away from becoming a Manchester United player.

One happy Jose

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One happy Jose

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Speaking after United’s 1-0 win away to Burnley this afternoon, manager Jose Mourinho spoke openly about the deal, saying he expects it to happen “soon” and that is was “very close”.

Mourinho said: “It’s so close, so close, so close.

“I’m positive, I know my people is doing everything, absolutely everything they can, the owners with the green light, Mr. Woodward working hard, everybody is giving everything they can, and I think they will be successful.”

United have been front runners to snap up Sanchez from Arsenal this month, after their great rivals City baulked at the player’s wage demands.

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In an interview yesterday, City gaffer Pep Guardiola spoke about Sanchez’s expected transfer to Old Trafford, saying: “What I know now is he is still Arsenal’s player, but I think he is going to go to United.

“So, congratulations for both of them.

“The players and their managers decide where they want to play – good luck.”


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It’s been reported that United will pay Sanchez around £500,000 per week in wages, as well as other related bonuses, while his transfer fee could be up to £30 million.

Can’t help but feel that Arsenal are the real winners here, no matter what ArsenalFanTV says.