The deal to bring Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United is so close to being finalised, even the minute details such as what number Sanchez will wear has already been agreed.

The Arsenal player wears number seven at his current club and news site Emol claim that he has already been offered that same number at Old Trafford.

The same source claims that all details of the transfer have been agreed, with the only hiccup being Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s refusal to move to Arsenal. The Gunners made a cheeky enquiry to land Anthony Martial as part of the deal and the French forward’s response was similarly unenthusiastic.

Emol claim that the transfer will be resolved according to Arsene Wenger’s deadline, which as of yesterday was 48 hours, meaning that an announcement should be expected tomorrow afternoon at the very latest.

It means the Chile international forward could be in contention to make his United debut at Burnley on Saturday.