Jose Mourinho has revealed Manchester United’s £35 million swap deal for Alexis Sanchez is "so close" to completion, while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits it will come down to the fate of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Sanchez has been reportedly seeking an exit from the Gunners since the summer, when he seemed close to securing a move to Manchester City.
However, that move fell through on deadline day and, while it was revived for a time in January , City have since broken off their pursuit as Sanchez has reportedly been offered more lucrative terms by rivals United.
"Expect soon or never,” Mourinho said. “I think it's so close, so close. So close that if it doesn't happen, it's not going to happen. So I am positive.
“I know that my people are doing absolutely everything they can - the owners with the green light and Mr [Ed] Woodward working hard.
"I think everybody is giving everything they can and I think we're going to be successful."