Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

M TARYAN Key

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

M TARYAN Key

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HENRIKH Mkhitaryan's agent Mino Raiola says his client holds the key to United's pursuit of Alexis Sanchez.

But he says the Armenian will not be railroaded into a move away from Old Trafford - and insists he is not part of the Sanchez deal, but the other way round.

United are favourites to sign the Arsenal forward after City pulled out of the race for the Chilean.

The Reds are willing to meet the £35m asking price for the 29-year-old, but have offered Mkhitaryan as part of the deal.

Raiola said: "Manchester United is not going to sign Sanchez unless Mkhi agrees to join Arsenal.

"Mkhi has not decided yet. Mkhi is going to do what is best for him.

He has two-and-a-half years left on his contract, so it's his decision.

"Sanchez is part of the Mkhi deal, not the other way around.

"Mkhi's problems at Man United are purely related to playing football. …

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