The Guardian (London), UK Tuesday 1:30 PM GMT Alexis Sánchez move to Manchester United may hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan · Armenian yet to decide on possible move to Emirates · Mkhitaryan and Arsenal yet to have talks on any deal by Jamie Jackson Manchester United's hopes of buying Arsenal's Alexis Sánchez may recede should Henrikh Mkhitaryan not wish move to the north London club, with the Armenian carefully weighing up his options before a possible move from Old Trafford. Related: Manchester United spending a fortune to get Alexis Sánchez at 29 makes sense There has as not yet been contact between Mkhitaryan and Arsenal regarding his terms and potentially moving to the Emirates. It is understood Mkhitaryan does not view himself as a makeweight in any deal that would take Sánchez to United. Instead, the forward believes he is the key to United being able to purchase the Chilean. United's prospective terms are thought to include Mkhitaryan being part of Sanchez's transfer but the 28-year-old is in no particular rush to depart and would countenance remaining at the club. Should he opt to do so, this would leave United having to decide whether they wish to finance Sánchez's transfer without the sum of around £30m they would have received from Mkhitaryan's sale. When Sánchez's signing-on fee plus that of his agent's are factored in this would mean United having to pay around £60m for a player who is out of contract at Arsenal in the summer. There is also the question of whether Arsène Wenger would allow Sánchez to leave it he did not have Mkhitaryan as his replacement, though Arsenal's manager is also pursuing Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
manchestereveningnews.co.uk Tuesday 12:42 PM GMT Henrikh Mkhitaryan agent breaks silence over Manchester United Alexis Sanchez deal Manchester United have been pursuing the Arsenal forward and the Armenian could be part of the deal. By Anthony Jepson Henrikh Mkhitaryan's agent Mino Raiola says his client holds the key toManchester United's pursuit ofAlexis Sanchez. But he saysMkhitaryanwill not be railroaded into a move away from Old Trafford - and insists the Armenian is not part of the Sanchez but deal it is the other way round. United are favourites to sign the Arsenal forward afterCity pulled out of the racefor the Chilean. The Reds are willing to meet the £35 million asking price for the 29-year-old, but have offered Mkhitaryan as part of the deal. Raiola toldThe Times: "Manchester United is not going to sign Sanchez 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. "Sanchez is part of the Mkhi deal, not the other way around." United manager Jose Mourinho has admittedhe is open to moving the underperforming Mkhitaryan on, saying: "Is it possible he [Mkhitaryan]s going to be involved in the deal? "It's possible. It's also possible he stays. I didn't select him (against Stoke) because I wanted players fully focused and I understand that with so much talk and so much speculation it is not easy for Mkhitaryan to play at home with this feeling, can happen, maybe doesn't happen. "My approach to players is that every player has a price. United showed Alexis Sanchez more commitment than City - it's simple "So when the transfer window is open is also open for any club that is interested in our players, then it's up to us to make the decision yes or no, it's up to us to decide what we think is the right price." Of United's pursuit of Sanchez, Mourinho said on Monday night following the win over Stoke: "Not confident but also not, what is the opposite? Unconfident. Just relaxed. "We have a feeling that he is an Arsenal player, we have a feeling that he can stay there, but also a feeling he can move and if he moves I think we have a chance but most probably a player like him has other big clubs interested and who knows." Get all the latest Manchester United news first with our new app.Download it here now.
Agence France Presse Tuesday 2:07 PM GMT Football: Sanchez transfer 'hinges on Mkhitaryan deal', says agent London, Jan 16 2018 Manchester United's bid to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal hinges on Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way, the Armenian player's agent said Tuesday as Antonio Conte distanced Chelsea from a potential deal. Chile international Sanchez, who appears to have played his last game for Arsenal, had been strongly linked with a move to either Manchester United or Manchester City and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has also spoken of his admiration for the player. The player, who is out of contract this summer, had appeared certain to sign for Pep Guardiola's team after a transfer fell through in August but it is understood City have pulled out of the race for the 29-year-old due to the costs involved. There has been speculation Mkhitaryan will be offered as a makeweight from United to land Sanchez, and Mourinho left the playmaker out of the squad to face Stoke on Monday due to "doubts about his future". Mkhitaryan's agent Mino Raiola told Britain's Times newspaper that Sanchez's transfer to United was reliant on his client joining Arsenal as part of the deal. "Manchester United are not going to sign Sanchez unless Mkhi agrees to join Arsenal," Raiola told the newspaper. "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. Sanchez is part of the Mkhi deal, not the other way around." Conte last week described any potential cut-priced deal for the Chile striker as a great opportunity but he told reporters on Tuesday that he did not believe Chelsea were trying to sign the player. - 'Great' signing - Jose Mourinho, speaking after second-placed United had reduced Premier League table-toppers City's lead to 12 points on Monday said it would be "great" if Sanchez arrived at Old Trafford though he remained non-committal. "No news on Alexis Sanchez, he is an Arsenal player," he said. "If he stays it's great for Arsenal, if he comes to us, great for us, if he goes to another club, great for them." If the transfer goes ahead it would be the third blockbuster move of the January window involving Premier League clubs following Philippe Coutinho's big-money switch from Liverpool to Barcelona and Virgil van Dijk's arrival at Anfield from Southampton. United have an impressive selection of forwards but Sanchez could expect to become a fixture in the first team alongside Romelu Lukaku, with doubts growing over the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic following his recent return from a long-term injury. Sanchez joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014 and in a stellar 2016/17 campaign scored 30 goals and provided 17 assists, though his form has since dipped. His loss would be a major blow for Arsenal, who saw Robin van Persie swap the Emirates for Old Trafford in 2012. Arsenal have been linked with a move for Bordeaux forward Malcom but Arsene Wenger, who said the club would need a replacement if Sanchez were to leave, refused to confirm his interest in the Brazilian. The British press widely reported on Tuesday that Arsenal were in talks to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund. Aubameyang was dropped at the weekend after missing a team meeting -- the third time he had been disciplined by the club after an unauthorised video shoot and a trip to Milan shortly before a Champions League game last season.
The Independent (United Kingdom) Tuesday 2:55 PM GMT Alexis Sanchez's Manchester United transfer agreed but Henrikh Mkhitaryan demands are holding up the deal Arsenal had been favouring United's offer over Manchester City's because it involved a player, but the Armenian's preferred option is to go back to Dortmund by Miguel Delaney The general terms of Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United from Arsenal have now been agreed, but it is still open to question whether Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be part of the deal, meaning there is still a lot of negotiation left. Arsenal had been favouring United's offer over Manchester City's because it involved a player, but the Armenian's preferred option is to go back to Borussia Dortmund after an unhappy time in England so far, and it is understood that he and his representative Mino Raiola are demanding high wages to make the deal happen. Arsenal are currently reluctant to come close to their demands. While there is still an expectation United will eventually sign Sanchez whatever happens, the situation could yet rumble on for a few days. Read more How Mkhitaryan has become the key man in Sanchez's move to United Raiola has insisted it is Sanchez who is the makeweight in Mkhitaryan's transfer to Arsenal, and not the other way around. "Manchester United are not going to sign Sanchez unless Mkhi agrees to join Arsenal," he told The Times "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. "Sanchez is part of the Mkhi deal, not the other way around."
The deal for Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan to join Arsenal in exchange for Alexis Sanchez is delayed due to Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola, Matteo Pedrosi, a reporter at Calciomercato, said in his Twitter page.
“Raiola is slowing down the deal between Arsenal and Manchester United: he is insisting that Mkhitaryan should receive an Alexis-level salary. Sanchez agreed personal terms with MUFC but is waiting for the end of Mino-business,” he twitted.
To remind, Mkhitaryan’s agent has claimed Manchester United’s prospects of signing Alexis Sanchez will hinge on whether the Armenia playmaker decides to join Arsenal.
Head coach of the team Seyran Nikoghosyan has told Mediamax Sport that the team will travel to Munich on January 22.
“Our athletes will be involved in both junior and adult competitions. The training is going well. This will be our first tournament in 2018, so we will do everything to perform well,” he said.
Alla Poghosyan, Hayk Babayan, Narek Adamyan (junior), Mariam Mikaelyan and Hrachik Babayan (adult) will represent Armenia in the rifle shooting competition.
As for the pistol, Armenia will be represented only in the adults’ competition, by Benik Khlghatyan.
This morning, a car incident was registered at Arshakunyats 286.
On the new bridge of the Noragavit, a KamAZ car collided with cages of this bridge and overturned. No casualties or injuries were reported. The driver came out of the car by himself.
By the way, this is not the first case when such accidents are registered on this newly constructed bridge. Drivers have repeatedly stated that this bridge is not built properly. Fortunately, the truck did not fall into the nearby houses or lands.
The International Federation of Football History and Statistics has published a new ranking list, according to which, Spain’s La Liga was recognized as the world’s best championship by January 1, 2018, which received 1195 points. Second place is England’s Premier League with 1177 points, and in the third place is Brazil’s A-series 1134.
Former Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), 90 of them were included in the list: Russia (10), Ukraine (23), Kazakhstan (43), Belarus (47), Azerbaijan (50), Lithuania (52), Estonia (61), Moldova 67), Georgia (68), Uzbekistan (70) and Latvia (80).
The Armenian Football Championship was not included in the list.
In his speech, MP of Yelk (Way out) faction Gevorg Gorgisyan reminded that according to the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, our country is a social state.
“This means that the state, the government, the ruling group must take care of the social problems of the RA citizens. And what have we got today? By the end of 2017, we had up to 40% price growth for essential goods, and even if we believe in official sources, according to which, this growth was due to international price increases, we have a situation that we start operating with the European Economic Union (EEU) agreement in 2018, and which leads to inflation of 900 products.”