Alexis Sanchez gave his first in-depth interview since he was announced as Manchester United's latest signing and the Chilean admitted his pride at being given the club's iconic No 7 jersey. Speaking to MUTV, Sanchez explained how he nearly came to join the club under Sir Alex Ferguson, how he feels representing Chile at Old Trafford and his desire to win trophies with the Red Devils. The 29-year-old even managed to squeeze in a mention of his Labrador 'mates' Atom and Humber as he sat down to talk about the move...

Swansea 1-0 Liverpool: Alfie Mawson bags winner

SWANSEA 1-0 LIVERPOOL — DOMINIC KING AT THE LIBERTY STADIUM: With each passing minute, the noise got louder. On each side of the ground, they chanted and sang and, for the first time this season, showed unity. The Liberty Stadium has not offered Swansea much freedom in this most testing campaign but, when it mattered, the locals came together. The outcome, against the odds, was a performance to give hope that, perhaps, all is not lost. Liverpool arrived in South Wales on the back of an 18-match unbeaten run but they left in a state of shock, flattened by a goal from the unlikely source of Alfie Mawson and their hopes to put distance between themselves and Tottenham and Arsenal punctured.

'Yo, Pierre, you wanna come out here?': Mkhitaryan appears to reveal Aubameyang is coming to Arsenal in official video

Arsenal announced the signing of one big name on Monday and may well have unwittingly revealed another in the process. Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved to the Emirates in exchange for Alexis Sanchez and it seems his former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to follow suit. In a video posted on the club's official YouTube account, Mkhitaryan can be seen briefly filming a video in front of a green screen.

Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new five-year contract at Manchester City to commit his future to the club until 2023. The Belgium star's deal is worth £280,000-a-week but could rise.

Newcastle are set to secure the loan signing of Chelsea winger Kenedy in the next 24 hours. The addition will be a welcome boost for Benitez - a long-time admirer of the Brazilian.

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Thank heavens the Premier League clubs went to all the trouble of cutting the transfer window short next summer.

Manchester United have retained their position as world football's top earners, according to the latest annual 'Money League' report by accountancy firm Deloitte.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: New Wales boss Ryan Giggs, has already demonstrated that he fully understands the different financial situation in which he now operates.

Arsenal's move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit a stumbling block after Borussia Dortmund insisted they would not let the striker leave without having a replacement lined-up.

Andy Carroll has had surgery on a hairline fracture of his foot and will be out for around eight weeks. The West Ham striker saw a specialist on Monday morning in the hope he could avoid it.

Swansea 1-0 Liverpool - SIX THINGS YOU MISSED

Alfie Mawson scored the only goal of the game against Jurgen Klopp's Champions League chasing Liverpool, to ensure the Swans picked up just their fifth win of the season. Here, Sportsmail brings you a round-up of some things you may have missed from Wales on Monday night...

Real Madrid reveal footage of Cristiano Ronaldo injury

Cristiano Ronaldo was left with a gruesome looking injury after clashing with Fabian Schar during Real Madrid's win over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. The star was left furious with the challenge and footage revealed by the club shows just why the star was so angry. Ronaldo can be seen looking unimpressed as medics treated a cut to the side of his head as blood covered his face. 

Swansea manager Carlos Carvajal compared Liverpool to an F1 car stuck in rush hour London traffic after his tactics slowed down their pursuit of a top four spot. 

Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk made a costly error as Alfie Mawson netted the only goal of the game near the end of the first half for Carlos Carvalhal's Swansea side on Monday night.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted frustration had got the better of him as the Reds saw their 18-game unbeaten run come to an end in Swansea.

Manchester City are closing in on making Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred their first January signing in a £50m deal as City look to tie up a deal ahead of rivals Manchester United.

Business was certainly mixed with pleasure during the 25 minutes Lee Johnson and his staff spent inside Pep Guardiola’s Etihad office a fortnight ago.

Ryan Giggs aims to finalise his Wales coaching staff by the start of next month. The new manager will fly out to Switzerland for the UEFA Nations League draw, which takes place in Lausanne on Wednesday.

Former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says player power has increased to such an extent that most clubs are now completely reliant on the whims of their biggest stars and their agents.

Manchester United announce Alexis Sanchez signing

Manchester United have officially announced the mega-money signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with the Chilean joining on a deal worth £600,000 a week.   Sanchez described United as 'the biggest club in the world' after finally completing his transfer from Arsenal. He has switched from the Emirates to Old Trafford with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the opposite direction.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has labelled his move to Arsenal from Manchester United a dream come true after signing a long-term contract with the north London outfit on Monday. 

There is a concern that the arrival of Alexis Sanchez could dent Marcus Rashford’s career. Jose Mourinho seems to be a man for now, not the future.

United have officially announced the mega-money signing of Sanchez from Arsenal, with the Chilean joining on a deal worth £600,000 a week.

Alexis Sanchez was officially announced as a Manchester United player on Monday evening, with the forward joining in a deal worth a staggering £600,000 a week.

Alexis Sanchez posted a statement on Instagram criticising Arsenal legends who questioned his commitment to the club, after completing his £35m move to Manchester United on Monday.

Some players are born to play for Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez is one of them. He can handle the pressure that comes with being part of this club.

Robin van Persie enjoys kick about with son at unveiling

New Feyenoord striker Robin van Persie is already enjoying his return to his boyhood club. The 34-year-old was officially unveiled by the Dutch side at a press conference on Monday before the former Manchester United man enjoyed a kick around on the pitch. Van Persie signed an 18-month deal at the Rotterdam club after leaving Fenerbahce on a free transfer.

Borussia Dortmund are maintaining dialogue with Arsenal over the possibility of buying Olivier Giroud. An delegation remains in Dortmund trying to conclude a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Paris Saint-Germain are strongly considering making Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane their manager this summer, with Unai Emery's future in France 'hanging by a thread'.

Chelsea’s scatter-gun approach has them looking for a big man in attack, a ‘reference point’ as Antonio Conte puts it: over six foot, good upper body strength, Premier League experience.

Messi duly responded to Ronaldo's jibe by scoring twice himself in Barcelona's comfortable victory over Real Betis to take him to 25 goals in all competitions for the season.

West Bromwich Albion face losing Jonny Evans for just £3million in the event of relegation. Evans has that figure as an escape clause in his contract if West Brom go down.

Alexandre Lacazette swept home to finish off an intricate passing move against Crystal Palace and in the process scored the 500th Premier League goal for Arsenal netted by a Frenchman.

SIMON JONES - TRANSFER COLUMN: Kepa was due to join Madrid but instead signed a new contract as Real chose to re-assess the problems in their under-performing squad.

He was tipped to blossom into United's next undisputed first-choice attacking midfielder. Ferguson once said 'He possessed as much natural talent as any youngster we ever signed.'

Former England captain Jimmy Armfield dies aged 82

England legend and respected broadcaster Jimmy Armfield has passed away at the age of 82 following a long battle with cancer.  As well as playing 569 times for Blackpool during his one-club career, Armfield also captained England 15 times during his 43-cap career.  After managing Leeds and Bolton, Armfield later went on to become one of the most respected broadcasters in football as an analyst for BBC Radio 5 Live. 

Charlie Adam posts emotional tribute to Jimmy Armfield

Charlie Adam took to social media to post an emotional tribute to Blackpool and England legend Jimmy Armfield before leaving a signed Stoke City shirt at Armfield's statue. Armfield passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer and Adam, who enjoyed a close friendship with Armfield during his XX years at Blackpool, was among many in the footballing community to speak glowingly of the former England captain. Known to Adam as 'Mr Blackpool', the veteran broadcaster was a 'popular' figure and one the 'whole of football' will miss greatly.

TRIBUTE BY JEFF POWELL: If there was a single moment of bitterness in the life of English gentleman Jimmy Armfield then no-one who knew him can remember it.

IAN DENNIS - BBC FIVE LIVE: It was a privilege to work with Jimmy Armfield and it was always a pleasure to be in his company. Warm, genuine, kind, caring. He was a true gentleman.

It’s fair to say there were times when football probably tried the patience of Jimmy Armfield. Few players were woven into the fabric of the game quite like him.

The last time I talked to Jimmy was when I called to ask a favour for a friend. He obliged, of course, and then we talked about football. I was just about to watch a film of the 1966 World Cup final.

PSG ace Dani Alves attends Paris Fashion Week

Dani Alves once again showed off his unique fashion taste as he watched model wife Joana Sanz at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week wearing a £1,100 Versace blazer. The Paris Saint-Germain right-back put his straight red card against Lyon on Sunday to the back of his mind as Sanz took centre stage at the French capital's showpiece fashion event on Monday. Wearing the £1,100 triptych jacket from the Versace collection, Alves posed for photographs as the latest addition to his wardrobe caught the attention of the fashion-elite crowd.

The clubs held productive talks on Sunday night and further negotiations are planned on Monday, with Dzeko's agents ready to travel to London to finalise personal terms for a move to Stamford Bridge.

Supporters have been desperately scrounging around to secure their tickets for the game with some queuing up for hours at the Cardiff City Stadium last week and over the weekend.

The Northern Ireland boss has rejected the approach from the Scottish Football Association, who had wanted O'Neill to replace Gordon Strachan as the next manager of the Scotland national team.

Pep Guardiola has hinted at changes ahead of Manchester City's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Bristol City - but insists his focus is on victory.

Watford’s managerial merry-go-around has thrown another victim off the carousel. With Marco Silva gone, Sportsmail looks at his replacement, 47-year-old Javi Gracia. 

The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker is in red-hot form in Ligue 1 after scoring 17 times for Nice already this season and could be set for a return to his homeland.

Van Persie completes return to boyhood club Feyenoord

Robin van Persie has been pictured back at boyhood club Feyenoord as he completes his return 14 years after leaving for Arsenal.  The Dutch striker began his career at the club, coming through their academy, before going on to score 226 goals at Arsenal, Manchester United and Fenerbahce. After falling out of favour in Turkey, Van Persie agreed a move back home on Friday and he arrived to sign his contract and complete the deal on Monday.

There is still plenty we are still to learn about South American sensation Alexis Sanchez. Sportsmail runs you through 10 fascinating things you may not have know...

JAMIE REDKNAPP: What ultimately cost Marco Silva his job at Watford is that he has been too ambitious for his own good. He made a great start at Hull last season and gave them a chance of staying up.

Marco Silva knew his time was up as he trudged off the pitch at Leicester’s King Power Stadium on Saturday. At the time, his players had no idea. It wasn’t long before they sussed it out though.

For once Arsene Wenger was prepared to provide an insight into Arsenal’s inner sanctum. It’s something Wenger doesn’t like discussing in public. What happens in camp, stays in camp.

Egyptian FA president Hany Abo Rida has claimed that Real Madrid will approach Liverpool this summer about signing Mohamed Salah.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been hailed as one of the best players in the world by team-mate Bernardo Silva ahead of the League Cup semi-final second leg against Bristol City.

MARTIN SAMUEL: So what did they expect? Loyalty? He was passing through. Everybody is, at Watford. The manager, the players. Marco Silva is the latest to leave after his sacking.

Newcastle's financial future hinges on the new TV deal, with would-be owner Amanda Staveley’s next offer to Mike Ashley dependent on how much cash the broadcasters are willing to pay.

Aubameyang trains with Dortmund ahead of Arsenal move

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took part in what could be his final Borussia Dortmund training session on Monday as the striker edged closer to a transfer to Arsenal. Aubemayang was all smiles at the club's Brackel Training ground as he joked around with his Dortmund team-mates during the session.  Arsenal have stepped up their pursuit of Aubameyang and flew three club officials out to Dortmund on Sunday in a bid to seal his transfer. 

Daniel Sturridge has indicated he would prefer a loan move to Sevilla as he looks to kick-start his career in the January window. Liverpool, ideally, would want to do a straight transfer this window.

West Brom striker Salomon Rondon is planning to visit James McCarthy in hospital as the Everton midfielder faces surgery on a double leg fracture after the pair collided on Saturday.

The unerring praise came shortly after the Argentine had scored twice against Real Betis, taking his season tally to 25 goals. 'You have to enjoy him,' Valverde said. 'We have been able to live his era.'

Cryne was in charge of the Championship outfit throughout the majority of his illness, only relinquishing control in December when suitable owners were found.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll will see another specialist on Monday amid concerns he is out for three months with a hairline fracture of his foot.

RALPH ELLIS: Here, Sportsmail takes a look at what we can take away from the top flight happenings, as well as delivering a few pointers and what went on the Football League.

George Weah will become president of Liberia! 

The sun had gone down on another sweltering West African day and mosquitoes and bats filled the humid air while goats roamed the sandy ground of this swampland. In a clearing away from the bamboo-thatch huts that offered slim shelter from the oppressive heat, sat a circle of chairs, 13 of them on the front row, with all eyes turned on the man dressed in a white ‘high-high’ suit, the African tunic and trousers worn by the boss men.

New Watford manager Javi Gracia insists he is ‘grateful’

Watford manager Javi Gracia says he is ‘grateful’ to his new employers for giving him another chance after his sacking in Russia. Spaniard Gracia’s reputation took a hit when he left Rubin Kazan last June, just one underperforming season into a four-year contract. But Marco Silva’s surprise sacking on Sunday opened the ‘dream’ door of the Premier League to Gracia, 47, and he says he is ready to go again after resuming his managerial career.

Manchester City academy chief Brian Marwood has made a personal check on £20m-rated Lille teenager Boubakary Soumare who is dubbed the new Paul Pogba, with Leicester and Everton also interested.

Villarreal, Leganes and Levante all announced on Sunday loan signings of Saudi Arabia internationals until the end of the season as part of an agreement between La Liga and the Arab state's authorities.

Paul Pogba is to demand a sharp increase on his wage at Manchester United as the midfielder wants to match new signing Alexis Sanchez's £450,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford.

Manchester City close in on £50m move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred as club look to edge out rivals Manchester United to his signature

Manchester City are closing in on making Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred their first January signing in a £50m deal. Shakhtar are reluctant to lose the Brazilian star while they are still in the Champions League but City are wary of rival interest from Manchester United and want to get a deal tied up swiftly. City's move for Fred can help Shakhtar away from the playing squad as they consider a stadium move also amid security fears.

Ryan Giggs to finalise Wales coaching staff soon with Manchester United icon Paul Scholes under consideration

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks hit stumbling block as Borussia Dortmund insist replacement is signed BEFORE sanctioning...

Celtic stars likely to skip Scotland tour as Scott Brown backs campaigns to guarantee footballers four weeks off

Manchester United pip Real Madrid to retain top spot in Deloitte's 'Money League' report after making £581m during the 2016-17...

Stewart Regan faces tense grilling from SFA board after pursuit of Michael O'Neill for Scotland job ends in humiliating failure

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha joins Inter Milan on loan until the end of the season with the Serie A side having the option to make...

Slaven Bilic claims football clubs are now 'depending' on agents after Alexis Sanchez's adviser nets a £15m fee for negotiating...

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits frustration took hold after engaging in heated war of words with Swansea fan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan appears to hint that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is coming to Arsenal in official video: ‘Yo, Pierre, you wanna...

Jamie Carragher says it is 'absolute nonsense' that Virgil van Dijk will fix Liverpool's defence as Slaven Bilic insists they will...

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal compares Liverpool to F1 car stuck in rush hour traffic after his side slow down top-four...

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson hopeful of potential loan link-up with Manchester City: 'The key is trust'

This transfer window is like the Wild West... but it will only get worse! 

Wales boss Ryan Giggs happy to fly in the face of custom as he opts to take Easyjet flight to Lausanne for UEFA Nations League...

Swansea 1-0 Liverpool - SIX THINGS YOU MISSED: Federico Fernandez gets bloody nose celebrating Alfie Mawson's goal while Virgil...

I owed Jimmy Armfield so much for his nod of approval to help me succeed Graham Taylor as England manager

To sit with Jimmy Armfield was always a pleasure and usually an education, whether it be in a press box or the sitting room of his...

Player, captain, kingmaker, sage... few were woven into the fabric of football quite like Jimmy Armfield 

Swansea 1-0 Liverpool - FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED: Over-celebrating results in bloodied nose while Virgil van Dijk's performance was...

Charlie Adam posts emotional tribute to 'Mr Blackpool' Jimmy Armfield as midfielder leaves signed Stoke City shirt next to icon's...


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