Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Alexis agrees £14m-a-year Man Utd contract

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Alexis agrees £14m-a-year Man Utd contract


Alexis Sanchez has agreed a deal worth £14 million a year after tax to sign for Manchester United on a contract until the summer of 2022, claims the Daily Telegraph .  

United appear to have won the race to sign the Arsenal attacker after Manchester City ended their interest in the Chile international, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Jose Mourinho’s side are now waiting on Henrikh Mkhitaryan to accept a move to Arsenal before finalising the capture of Alexis on a four-and-a-half year contract.


Man Utd consider Darmian sale


Matteo Darmian Manchester United

Manchester United could sell Matteo Darmian in the January transfer window, with AC Milan and Valencia both showing an interest, reports The Independent

Darmian, who can play at right or left-back, has been unable to secure a regular starting spot at United, who are open to letting him go this month.

According to Calciomercato.com , meanwhile, Juventus are keen on a summer deal for Darmian amid suggestions United could use the Italy international as part of a bid to sign Alex Sandro.


Arsenal players want Alexis gone


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Arsenal’s players want the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga to be resolved before their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, reports the Evening Standard

Manchester United are hoping to conclude a deal for Alexis after Manchester City pulled out of the race, although it appears to hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to move in the opposite direction .

Speaking after Arsenal’s defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday, Arsene Wenger stated he was expecting Alexis’s future to be decided within 48 hours .

However, with no resolution reached, the Arsenal are squad are determined to see the Chilean on his way before their next match at home to Palace at the weekend.


Barca start Umtiti contract talks


Samuel Umtiti Barcelona

Barcelona have told Samuel Umtiti and his representatives of their intention to reward the defender with a new contract, according to Mundo Deportivo

Umtiti’s current deal runs until 2021, but his €60 million release clause has led to reports of interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City and Manchester United.

That has prompted Barca to take steps to remedy the situation, although the France international is happy to wait until the end of the season before negotiating a renewal.


Alexis had Man City concerns


Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez was worried about Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy before Manchester City pulled out of a deal to sign the Arsenal forward, reports the  Manchester Evening News

City have scrapped long-held plans to bring in the Chile international and Goal understands Sanchez’s agent Fernando Felicevich going back on his word was a key factor in the decision .

However, though Sanchez was keen to work with his former Barcelona coach Guardiola again, he was concerned about how much playing time he would get with the Premier League leaders.

Manchester United are now hoping to finalise a deal for Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of the season, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan expected to head to Arsenal.


Goretzka agrees Bayern deal


 

Bayern Munich have won the race to sign Leon Goretzka after agreeing a deal for the Schalke midfielder, according to Sport Bild

Goretzka is out of contract at the end of the season and was reportedly a target for the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid.

However, Bayern have convinced the Germany international to stay in the Bundesliga, with Goretzka to sign a deal at the Allianz Arena, subject to passing a medical after recently suffering from a lower leg injury.


Mkhitaryan wants to be Arsenal's highest earner


Henrikh Mkhitaryan 2017

Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to be the best-paid player at Arsenal as part of the swap deal between the Gunners and Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez, according to the Daily Record

As reported by Goal , the deal is already being held up over contract payments on the United end , and there are now apparently further complications with the Armenian demanding big money at Emirates Stadium.


Aleix could clinch Liverpool or Man Utd move


Aleix Vidal Barcelona 2017

Barcelona's Aleix Vidal could seal a Premier League move in the current window after interest from Sevilla cooled, according to  Estadio Deportivo .

Vidal has found himself pushed down the pecking order this season behind Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo. 

And while Sevilla have been put off a loan move by what they deem an excessive purchase option, talks are still in place with Liverpool and Manchester United.


Mourinho pressures Man United to keep Fellaini


Marouane Fellaini Manchester United

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is insistent that Marouane Fellaini must stay at Old Trafford, reports the  Sun .

Fellaini is reportedly keen to seek a new club and is holding out on signing a new contract. 

But the manager is desperate to keep him, and has told the United board to pull out all the stops to ensure he stays put.


Conte won't 'waste words' on Alexis


Alexis Sanchez Antonio Conte Arsenal Chelsea

Antonio Conte is refusing to comment on reports that Chelsea could swoop in for Alexis Sanchez in the current transfer window.

"I like to [only] talk about a situation that could be real. You understand?" Conte said to reporters at Cobham Training Ground.

“Now, this is not important to talk about Sanchez. Not important. Because he's not our problem, so why do I have to waste words on nothing.”

Read the full story here!


Mourinho close to Man Utd contract extension


Jose Mourinho Manchester United

Jose Mourinho is nearing a new contract as Manchester United manager, according to the Daily Mirror .

The 54-year-old's current £15 million-a-year deal runs out in 2019. 

But talks are in progress over extending his stay to 2021, which if fulfilled would mark the first time in his career that Mourinho has stayed at a single club for more than three seasons.

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