Alexis Sanchez seen in a Manchester United shirt as he poses for official photographs after sealing mega deal

Alexis Sanchez has posed for official photographs ahead of his Manchester United move

Manchester United will announce the signing of Alexis Sanchez within 24 hours after he completed his medical on Sunday and had his official unveiling photos taken.

The Chile forward, 29, will become the club’s best-paid player on almost £600,000 a week — a basic wage of £350,000, £100,000 image rights and £144,000 in bonuses.

On Sunday night he was pictured taking a selfie in a United shirt with his name and No 7 on the back.

Sanchez must wait for the Home Office to update his work permit on Monday, as will Henrikh Mkhitaryan before he completes the swap with his move to Arsenal.

Sanchez took a private jet to Manchester at midday on Sunday from Kent’s Biggin Hill airport, before arriving at United’s training ground at 1.35pm for a series of tests. He left for his city centre hotel at 6.15pm.

Mkhitaryan has had his medical at Arsenal, who also aim to seal a deal for Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Monday.

United manager Jose Mourinho revealed on Saturday that the deal was ‘close’ and an announcement is expected in the next 24 hours.

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