Well at least it is all out in the open now. Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez are being held to ransom by Henrik Mkhitaryan who is the lynchpin in massive transfer of Alexis to Manchester United. The Gunners are refusing to allow Alexis to move to Old Trafford unless Mkhitaryan is included as part of the deal, and the Armenian midfielder seems to be making increasingly proposterous demands before he signs on the dotted line.
His agent Mino Raiola told The Times yesterday: “Manchester United is not going to sign Sánchez 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.”
“Sánchez is part of the Mkhi deal, not the other way around.”
That sounds like an overly egotistic thing to say, seeing as Mkhi hardly ever played for United anyway, but the fact is that he can use it to his advantage and Raiola will be sure to demand a substantial signing on fee for his client (and of course for himself as well!)
I wonder if they go over the top will Arsenal just tell them where to stick it?