Skysport-Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez Deal Delayed By This Issue

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Reports from Skysport claim Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are finalising work permits ahead of their respective transfers to Manchester United and Arsenal, with no complications expected.

The report claims the deal will be announced as soon as the paper work are been finalised with unveiling to be scheduled on Tuesday.

Sanchez, 29, was expected to make the switch to Manchester City but opted out in signing for rivals Manchester United after City failed to meet the Chilean demands.

However, Arsenal were able to secure the services of Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a replacement for Sanchez as he leaves the Emirate Stadium.

Both players are expected to switch clubs in a straight swap deal imminently, with medicals having taken place.

Sanchez arrived to work in the UK in 2014 after moving to Arsenal from Barcelona, so therefore must apply for an extension to his existing permit.

Mkhitaryan likewise will apply to extend his permit, in line with his new contract at Arsenal.

Both United and Arsenal are expected to get clearance for their new players straight away, though could announce the signings beforehand ‘subject to obtaining a work permit’.

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