Arsenal want Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of any deal that could see Manchester United sign forward Alexis Sanchez, according to the Guardian.
The Premier League side, who suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat to AFC Bournemouth on Sunday, expect Chile star Sanchez’s future to be decided within the next 48 hours after being left out of manager Arsene Wenger’s matchday squad yesterday.
Sanchez, 29, has scored eight goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for The Gunners this season, and is drawing interest from rivals United, Manchester City and Liverpool.
He is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium come June 2018, having refused to commit his future to the club.
With Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils now favourites to snap up Sanchez before the end of this month’s transfer window, the report suggests Arsenal are keen to secure United midfielder Mkhitaryan as part of any potential deal.
The 28-year-old has scored two goals in 22 outings this term, but has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford, starting 11 Premier League fixtures this campaign.
Mkhitaryan has netted 13 times in 63 games overall for United following his £30m move from Borussia Dortmund back in July 2016, and is valued at £31.5m by transfermarkt.