Alexis Sanchez arrives for Manchester United medical

Alexis Sanchez has arrived at Manchester United's Carrington training ground for his medical (left). Sanchez took a private jet and landed at Manchester airport on Sunday ahead of completing the final details of his move from Arsenal, a swap deal with Henrikh Mhkitaryan (bottom right). The 29-year-old forward posted a video of himself about to board the jet in an Instagram story before his plane was pictured arriving at Manchester airport. He was then pictured arriving in the back of a car at Carrington, where he has an appointment with United's medical staff. 

Arsenal step up bid to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Ivan Gazidis,  Sven Mislinstat and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy arrive in Germany for face-to-face negotiations.

Steve McClaren has warned Alexis Sanchez's wages could create dressing-room disharmony at Manchester United. Sanchez is expected to complete his move from Arsenal on Monday.

The blockbuster transfer of the January window has finally happened after Alexis Sanchez completed his move to Manchester United with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way to Arsenal.

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham

SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 TOTTENHAM - MATT BARLOW AT ST MARY'S: Harry Kane moved to within one goal of his Premier League century but Tottenham squandered the chance to move into the top-four. Mauricio Pochettino’s team were never at their fluent best as they returned from a training break in Barcelona to drop two points at Southampton. They went behind to an own goal from Davinson Sanchez before Kane headed in his 99th Premier League goal.

Watford owners the Pozzo family never regained their trust in Silva after he so publicly was courted by Everton for their managerial role after Ronald Koeman left in November.

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.

OLIVER HOLT: I’m sorry, but I really don’t get the outpouring of outrage and sanctimony that has greeted Manchester United's apparently imminent signing of Alexis Sanchez.

Despite his struggles in England, Conte is keen on the 29-year-old and has asked about bringing him to Stamford Bridge on a temporary basis.

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.

Real Madrid 7-1 Deportivo: Ronaldo and Bale bag braces

REAL MADRID 7-1 DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA - PETE JENSON: Gareth Bale is back, Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals are back, the BBC of Bale, Benzema and Cristiano is also back, and Deportivo paid the price beaten 7-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo was on his knees in the six-yard box claiming a penalty when Bale’s superb left-footed curling shot flew over his head and into the top corner of Deportivo keeper Ruben Martinez’ net in the first half. Ronaldo’s luck was still out early on as Nacho and Bale cancelled out Deportivo’s opener, but he joined the party in the second period scoring twice and taking a kick in the head when he got his second.

There is clearly one reason why Sanchez is choosing United over City. Naturally he wants to maximise his earnings but I’m still surprised he would opt for Jose Mourinho.

The transfer of the Chile international will be a huge boost to Jose Mourinho, who managed to conclude a deal right under the noses of their neighbors Manchester City.

Liverpool are still in the hunt to sign Thomas Lemar but will likely make a move for him in the summer. Arsenal also remain interested but both clubs feel his valuation is too high at the moment.

England midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has been one of Arsenal's best performers recently after breaking back into the first team, is out of contract at the end of the season.

German World Cup winner Andre Schurrle has been made available for loan by Borussia Dortmund with the club accepting they will have to continue paying half his £150,000-a-week wages.

Tottenham are determined to keep Harry Kane this summer - even if they receive a world-record bid. Real Madrid have shown interest in Kane but Spurs are adamant they will not sell.

Tottenham's Harry Kane wishes his fiancee happy birthday

Harry Kane may be gearing up for Tottenham's Premier League clash with Southampton but the striker still had time to wish his fiancee happy birthday on Sunday afternoon. The in-form Spurs man took to Instagram ahead of kick-off at St Mary's in the Premier League, to post a throwback picture of him cuddling his loved one Kate Goodland.

Bordeaux's Malcom pictured on a plane day after Nantes win

Bordeaux's promising midfielder Malcom has been pictured on a plane with girlfriend Leticia Pereira but it is unknown where the Brazilian was heading to. The £45million-rated attacker, who has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham, was pictured travelling a day after helping the French side pick up an 1-0 victory in Nantes. The 20-year-old was accompanied by his Bordeaux team-mate Matheus Pereria and his partner on Sunday morning as the four were pictured in high spirits on Malcom's Instagram story. 

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: No Andy Murray? No problem. Kyle Edmund became the first male British quarter finalist to make the Australian Open not called Murray in 33 years on Sunday.

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Dimitrov proved king of the tiebreak to win 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 and showed how difficult it will be for the British No 2 when they meet in the quarter-finals.

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Kyle Edmund is guaranteed to pocket a minimum of £256,000 for reaching the Australian Open quarter finals where he faces Grigor Dimitrov.

Rafael Nadal was tested hard before joining Kyle Edmund in the Australian Open quarter-finals, and then stated that it was no shock to him to see the Englishman in the last eight this week.

DEREK LAWRENSON IN ABU DHABI: At the end of another extraordinary week in the life of Tommy Fleetwood, it’s fair to say the unassuming and popular Englishman has made one heck of a start.

Television footage during Australia's 16-run defeat by England in the third ODI appeared to show Smith wiping his finger across his lip and rubbing at the ball.

England seal ODI series win over Australia

RICHARD GIBSON AT THE SCG: Jos Buttler was the central figure as England claimed a controversial 16-run victory at the SCG to seal a first away bilateral series win in Australia. First, Buttler belted a typically-devastating limited-overs hundred on a stop-start Sydney pitch to set the Australians a 303-run target to stay in the Gillette Series, sharing an extraordinary unbroken seventh wicket stand of 113 runs inside 12 overs with Chris Woakes. Then, following his 83-ball effort, he clasped a low catch off Mark Wood to dismiss Steve Smith – much to the chagrin of both Smith and the rowdy Sydney crowd.

Aubameyang wears Dembele's old Borussia Dortmund shirt

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can't seem to keep himself out of the headlines. Aubameyang has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal and hasn't helped matters by turning up late to Borussia Dortmund training. The forward was again all over social media on Saturday when he was spotted playing five-a-side football while wearing former team-mate Ousmane Dembele's shirt.

EXCLUSIVE BY NICK HARRIS: The controversy storm over the award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar has been reignited, more than seven years after the votes took place.

EXCLUSIVE: Concerns have been raised about anti-doping procedures in top-level English rugby, with the extent to which players are being tested described as ‘worryingly inadequate’.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane professed his admiration for Paris Saint-Germain 'great player'  Neymar but insisted there would be no incomings at the Santiago Bernabeu this month.

Liverpool are open to selling the England striker if their £30m valuation is met, but reports in Italy suggest he could still be set for a loan move to the Serie A club.

Robert Pires' son Theo dons No 7 shirt for Arsenal U10s

Arsenal legend Robert Pires watched his son Theo from the sidelines as he donned his father's No 7 shirt for the club's Under-10s on Sunday morning. The Frenchman's eight-year-old son played against West Ham U10s and was pictured on the former Villarreal winger's Instagram page. Theo signed for the Gunners academy in 2016 and has been progressing through the age groups ever since.  

Shakhtar are reluctant to lose the Brazilian while they are still in the Champions League but City are wary of rival interest from the likes of Manchester United and want to get a deal tied up.

Southampton are prepared to break their club record transfer fee to sign Spartak Moscow and Holland winger Quincy Promes as club look to spend the money from Virgil van Dijk's sale.

Everton have made further enquiries for Chelsea left back Baba Rahman and Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt. Toffees boss Sam Allardyce is looking to add cover at left back for Leighton Baines.

Newcastle United have made a loan move for Everton's Sandro Ramirez. Rafa Benitez is willing to sanction a deal that sees the club pay a £2m loan fee plus the Spaniard's £100,000 weekly wage.

Dzeko is expected to start for Roma against Inter Milan on Sunday but Roma recognise, despite his goals, this is their best opportunity to cash in on the Bosnia international who will be 32 in March.

Totti, who is now the director at Roma after enjoying a 24-year playing career with them, joked with Dzeko as the pair boarded a train ahead of their match with Inter Milan.

James McCarthy breaks leg after Salomon Rondon tackle

WARNING CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT: James McCarthy is set to miss the rest of the season after the Everton midfielder suffered a broken leg against West Brom. The injury-hit McCarthy was on the receiving end of a challenge from Solomon Rondon during their Premier League encounter on Saturday. Rondon was left in tears and had to be consoled by his team-mates after seeing McCarthy in agony on the floor.

Brighton are looking to add more firepower in their relegation battle by joining Aston Villa in the chase for Leicester City's Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa.

The Reds are unbeaten in 18 matches in all competitions and victory at Swansea on Monday would see him record a sixth successive win for the first time since he arrived at Anfield.

Ryan Giggs plans to offer Gareth Bale advice on avoiding injury in an attempt to help him maintain his influence for Wales. Bale has suffered 19 muscular injuries since leaving Tottenham.

West Ham have been offered Samir Nasri from Turkish club Antalyaspor. The 30-year-old midfielder joined Antalyaspor from Manchester City in August following six years at the Etihad.

Rafael Nadal battles through to Australian Open last eight

Rafael Nadal dropped his first set of the tournament but recovered to defeat Diego Schwartzman and ensure he will stay world No 1 after the Australian Open. The top seed found himself in a real battle in the fourth round with diminutive Argentinian Schwartzman, who stands only 5ft 7in tall but packs a punch.

Caroline Wozniacki in quarter-finals of Australian Open

Caroline Wozniacki hit form at the Australian Open to race into the quarter-finals with victory over Magdalena Rybarikova. The No 2 seed said she is playing with 'house money' after coming back from 1-5 and two match points down in her second-round victory over Jana Fett.

Marin Cilic is one step closer to only his second ever Australian Open semi-final after beating Pablo Carreno Busta. Cilic dropped the first set but was relentless in his comeback.

MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Federer continued his dominance over Richard Gasquet to march into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 win on Saturday.

Having spent six months sidelined by an elbow problem, it is not surprising that Djokovic is experiencing a few physical niggles back in the heat of grand slam competition.

Stipe Miocic sets UFC record with third straight defence

Stipe Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defence, turning the anticipated slugfest against Francis Ngannou into a methodical ground-and-pound bout in the main event of UFC 220. Miocic won 50-44 on all three scorecards early Sunday and was never seriously tested by the raw but unrefined Ngannou. Miocic (18-2) and Ngannou (11-2) had UFC fans buzzing with perhaps the most-hyped heavyweight title bout since Brock Lesnar was the class of the division. 

Daniel Cormier has defended his 205-pound title with a dominating performance over Volkan Oezdemir in the co-main event of UFC 220. Cormier put Oezdemir down in the second round.

Spence battered Lamont Peterson until the fight was stopped a second into the eighth round Saturday night in the first defense of the welterweight title he won last year.


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Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Match report

OLIVER HOLT AT THE EMIRATES: His shadow hung over the game before the kick off and his image still gazed down upon the Emirates. Flanked by his two pets, Atom and Humber, a poster of Alexis Sanchez had not yet been removed from its position high above the second tier of the stadium. ‘Good Boys,’ the words that flanked the picture said.

Burnley 0-1 Man Utd: Martial rocket earns three points

JOE BERNSTEIN AT TURF MOOR: Manchester United maintained the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City through Anthony Martial’s winner at Turf Moor as they continued to wait for new signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. Martial scored with United’s first shot on target after 54 minutes as they stretched their unbeaten league run to eight matches and chalked up their fifth consecutive clean sheet in all competitions.

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT THE AMEX STADIUM: There will soon come a day when Chelsea find a big man for their Plan B but who truly wants to see it? Not when little men like Eden Hazard shine.

DOMINIC KING AT GOODISON PARK: The day was supposed to be about homage being paid to a legend, with his old club harnessing the sentiment to relaunch their season.

MIKE KEEGAN AT THE BET365 STADIUM: At his Tuesday unveiling, Paul Lambert said he did not care if he was ‘fifteenth or fiftieth’ choice for the Stoke City job.

Man City 3-1 Newcastle: Sergio Aguero scores hat-trick

ROB DRAPER AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: The roar that greeted Sergio Aguero’s strike for his hat-trick on 84 minutes was perhaps louder than you might have expected for a routine victory. It was even perhaps tinged with a little relief. It wasn’t as though City were staggering across the line, nor had they been rattled, as they were by Liverpool last week. They were thoroughly in control of this game. It was just that Newcastle, having pretty much declined to engage for 66 minutes, in an 18-minute spell before Aguero made it 3-1, were making a game of this. Rafa Benitez had used all his acumen to keep at City at bay. It didn’t make for attractive viewing and it epitomised the lack of ambition which envelops this club under Mike Ashley, whose ownership was predictably challenged and abused by travelling fans.

LAURIE WHITWELL AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Vardy scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season to set Leicester City on their way to a deserved 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday.

West Ham and David Moyes have Javier Hernandez to thank as the Mexican showed his striker's instinct to ensure the Hammers draw 1-1 with Eddie Howe's Bournemouth.

City's first goal was eventually given to Aguero after it was deemed by eagle-eyed Premier League bigwigs that Kevin De Bruyne's cross had brushed the striker's hair.

Brighton 0-4 Chelsea - FIVE THINGS YOU MISSED

Chelsea thrashed Brighton 4-0 in Saturday's early kick-off as Antonio Conte's men spectacularly ended their run of three consecutive 0-0 draws with a comfortable victory. The Blues produced a dominant display to see off Brighton and Eden Hazard's brace helped fire Chelsea to the three points on the south coast. Here Sportsmail brings you a round-up of all the things you may have missed from the Amex Stadium amid all the action on the pitch.

Michael Carrick supports team-mates in the away end 

Manchester United's Michael Carrick enjoyed watching his team-mates against Burnley in the away end on Saturday. Carrick has not played for United since September as he underwent minor heart surgery after feeling unwell following a Carabao Cup game against Burton Albion. He gave his team-mates his full support with his son in the away end at Turf Moor as United took on Burnley.

City had been heavily linked with Manchester United-bound Alexis Sanchez but Aguero's performance suggested City's champions-elect have no great need to add to their attacking riches.

The first incident took place after just 16 minutes when Willy Caballero rushed off his line and appeared to clip Ezequiel Schelotto in the box but his claims were swiftly waved away.

Antonio Conte insists Andreas Christensen will be fit to face Arsenal in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday despite appearing to suffer a head injury in the 4-0 win at Brighton.

Antonio Conte's Chelsea squad has been decimated by injuries and suspensions with Thibaut Courtois the latest absentee. 

The Belgian forward ran onto a through ball by Jose Callejon and let the ball bounce several times before scoring with a dipping half-volley over goalkeeper Etrit Berisha in the 65th minute.

Manchester United have 'no interest in re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo', scuppering the Real Madrid forward's hopes of a romantic return to Old Trafford.

Cyrille Regis tribute: Football pays homage to the pioneer

Football came together to pay tribute to the late Cyrille Regis on Saturday as Premier League clashes were marked by a round of applause and black armbands. The Premier League is remembering the West Brom legend this weekend, who is widely recognised as being a pioneer for black players in football.   

Arsenal fans still have banner of Alexis Sanchez and dogs

Alexis Sanchez is on the verge of leaving Arsenal but a banner still remains at the Emirates paying homage to the wantaway star. The Chile international has a 'Good Boys' banner within the stadium - depicting himself and his two dogs Atom and Humber.

Manchester City are considering sending loan players to Bristol City because of the way they played in their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at The Etihad Stadium.

With Arsenal sitting in sixth position in the league and eight points behind Chelsea in the last Champions League spot, Wenger is tipped to leave Arsenal in May after 22 years at the helm.

Manager Alan Pardew will need to bankroll the deal from sales with Jonny Evans and Jake Livermore the subject of interest from rival Premier League sides.

Crystal Palace are signing Benfica midfielder Erdal Rakip on loan for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old Swede underwent a medical on Saturday after flying to London on Friday.

Barkley joined Chelsea for a cut-price fee this month from boyhood club Everton after eight years at the club. His move has divided opinions but Henry is confident he will be a success.

Borussia Dortmund forward Andre Schurrle has said that the protracted saga over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal has left fellow Dortmund players shaking their heads in disbelief.

Will Smith hangs out with Kevin Pietersen at the MCG

Will Smith probably has absolutely no idea about the game of cricket. But that didn't stop the Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor throwing himself into the thick of the action during Saturday's Big Bash matches at the MCG in Melbourne. It's proved quite the sporting week for the American after he dropped into Rod Laver Arena to catch some Australian Open action late on Friday night.

Saracens 62-14 Northampton: McCall’s men face anxious wait

RORY KEANE AT ALLIANZ PARK: Saracens kept their Champions Cup hopes alive with a seven-try trouncing of Northampton on Saturday. Mark McCall’s men needed a maximum haul on their home turf to stand any chance of sneaking into the knockout stages and they did everything they could, and in some style too. They face an agonising wait to see if 18 points in Pool 2 is enough to guarantee a quarter-final spot.

The RFU’s plan is to appoint a successor in 2020 who will work under Jones for a further year before taking over the reins ahead of the 2023 World Cup in France.

Short by name, slimmer by nature. That has been the secret behind the rise of a player who will become the first indigenous batsman to represent Australia when he faces England next month.

Simon Halep is through to the Australian Open fourth round after beating unseeded American Lauren Davis in three sets. Halep came through 15-13 in the third and final set.

EXCLUSIVE BY NIK SIMON: For Brad Shields, January usually involves diving for paua shellfish and chasing waves off the coast of New Zealand.

Sir Stirling Moss has retired from public life at the age of 88, closing a chapter on one of British sport’s most enduring stories.

Spanish driver Carlos Sainz won his second Dakar Rally title on Saturday, finishing 43 minutes ahead of second-placed Nasser Al-Attiyah of Toyota.

ALEX BYWATER AT PARC Y SCARLETS: Scarlets ensured there will be Welsh representation in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup as they downed Toulon in Llanelli.

When Jacksonville Jaguars committed to playing at least one regular season game a year in London, the successful sell of the NFL to a loyal UK audience was already a given.

American Austin Cook carded a round of 64 to jump nine places up the leaderboard and take a one-shot lead into the final day of the CareerBuilder Challenge in California.

While Altior took the next step to a racecourse return by stepping up his exercise regime with no ill effects, Brain Power crashed out at the second last in the Clarence House Chase.

The past year-and-a-half has been a seriously testing time for trainer Willie Mullins, but the performances of UN DE SCEAUX (Ascot, 3.35) have provided a constant supply of joy.

Mark Noble Interview: West Ham captain opens up on season

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Pie and mash and a parsley sauce called liquor was first served in the 1860s in Victorian London. It seems as if Mark Noble has been playing for West Ham almost that long. As with all local players who feel the highs and lows of the dressing room more than most, Noble has gone through it this season. He is still only 30, although there were times earlier in this campaign when he carried such a burden that he looked older. Now he looks as fresh as a daisy again, he is enjoying his football and, under manager David Moyes, the team is 11th and play Bournemouth at home on Saturday. So it was in Brentwood, Essex, at Konch's Kafe (owned by former West Ham and England defender Paul Konchesky) that JAMIE REDKNAPP caught up with the West Ham captain this week. LEE CLAYTON listened in and tucked into the excellent pie and mash.

If plans made early in life had panned out, Roy Hodgson would have been a travel agent. ‘My friend Bobby Houghton and I were coaching in Scandinavia and we were just under 30.’

It won’t be long before this Manchester United team is challenging once again. Whatever they achieve going forward, Paul Pogba will be at the heart of it. United are definitely getting back to their best.

In the giddy aftermath of the game of the season, one dejected man stood out. Head bowed, brow furrowed, Simon Mignolet scuttled out of Anfield without stopping to speak.