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Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Alexis jets in for Man Utd medical

8:06 AM EST 1/21/18
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Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Red Devils as the January transfer window heats up

Alexis jets in for Man Utd medical

Alexis Sanchez has jetted into Manchester to undergo his medical with Manchester UnitedGoal understands.

The Arsenal forward is set to become the Premier League's highest earner, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction.

Read Chris Wheatley's full story right here!

Mkhitaryan set for pay rise at Arsenal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to see his wages go up when he completes his move from Manchester United to Arsenal, the Mirror reports.

The Armenia international is set to move to the Emirates in a straight swap with Alexis Sanchez and will earn slightly more than the £200,000 per week he gets at Old Trafford - plus the remainder of his United deal will be paid off.

Alexis & Mkhi in straight swap deal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has agreed to join Arsenal and will leave Manchester United in a straight swap with Alexis Sanchez, reports BBC Sport .

The Red Devils have a deal in place with the Chilean forward and a lengthy transfer saga is about to be brought to a close.

It is expected that Mkhitaryan and Sanchez will trade places inside the next 48 hours, with the former now in London to finalise his move .

Real open Ronaldo exit door

Real Madrid have told Cristiano Ronaldo that he is free to negotiate a move away from the club this summer, according to Eurosport.

The Blancos are planning to overhaul their ranks following a difficult 2017-18 campaign and are prepared to move ageing stars out.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo falls into that category, with a return to Manchester United or a spell at Paris Saint-Germain mooted for the Portuguese superstar.

Pogba wants parity with Alexis

Paul Pogba will demand a new contract at Manchester United that will see him earn the same £400,000-a-week salary as Alexis Sanchez, reports The Mirror.

The Red Devils are close to tying up a lucrative deal for Arsenal's wantaway forward, but his contract will make him the envy of those already at Old Trafford.

Mata to be offered Valencia lifeline

Juan Mata will be offered a route out of Manchester United this summer by former club Valencia, reports the Daily Star .

The Spaniard is set to be out of contract at the end of the season and could head home as a free agent - although the Red Devils do have the option for a 12-month extension.

Roma want Darmian deal

Roma are hoping to pip Serie A rivals Inter and Juventus to the signing of Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian, according to The Mirror.

The Italy international has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho is eager to move him out on a permanent deal, but Roma would prefer a loan agreement.

Gunners wanted Shaw in Alexis deal

While Arsenal are nearing a deal to bring Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Emirates Stadium from Manchester United, The Sun claims they initially wanted Luke Shaw as part of the Alexis Sanchez agreement.

The England international left-back has struggled for game time throughout his time at Old Trafford, but he has returned to favour of late and Jose Mourinho is no longer looking to move him on.

'Arsenal should've got Martial, not Mkhi'

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas was less than impressed with the Gunners' swap of Alexis Sanchez for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Nicholas believes Arsene Wenger should've demanded Anthony Martial instead of the Armenian, even if it meant sending £50 million to Old Trafford. 

Read the full story on Goal. 

Wenger likes the look of Lucas

Arsenal are the latest club to express an interest in Paris-Saint Germain winger Lucas Moura, according to ESPN .

Manchester United, Tottenham and Nantes are among those to have been linked with the Brazil international, but the Gunners also believe that he could add something to their squad.