Arsenal's head coach Arsene Wenger and Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho confirmed that Manchester United and Arsenal can exchange the Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez soon, BBC reported.
"I expect it to happen. In the next 48 hours it will be decided. Sanchez will only happen if Mkhitaryan comes. That's why it takes longer," Wenger said.
Mourinho also remains confident Sanchez - whose contract expires at the end of the season - will end the transfer window at Old Trafford.
"If you ask me if I think he is coming, I think so, but I have no confirmation," Mourinho said.
"Expect soon or never. So close, so close, so close, if it doesn't happen it is not going to happen."