- Man Utd heavily linked with swoop for Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez this week
- Fans excited as Lukaku appears to confirm transfer is set to be completed
- Eagle-eyed supporters spot that it isn’t his real Snapchat account
- READ MORE: Alexis Sanchez Manchester United latest transfer news as it happens
Man Utd forward Romelu Lukaku seemingly ‘confirmed’ the signing of Alexis Sanchez in a cheeky Snapchat message which was quickly deleted.
As noted by The Guardian, the Chilean international is said to be close to a move to Old Trafford after he was dropped from the Arsenal squad that faced Bournemouth on Sunday.
It appears as though Jose Mourinho has leapfrogged Man City rival Pep Guardiola in the race to sign the 29-year-old, and Man Utd now look on course to secure a deal.
To build further excitement, Lukaku had seemingly dropped the biggest hint yet that United expect to welcome Sanchez in the coming days, as he posted the update below on Snapchat.
With three emojis, the Belgian striker displayed a Chilean flag with an arrow pointing towards a devil, and while he later deleted it, naturally supporters were quick to take a screenshot first.
However, as seen below, there was a major problem with it all. It turns out that it isn’t his official Snapchat account, with fans clashing over the ‘update’ as some believe that it’s still on and likely to happen while others were a little angry that a fake profile had got the United faithful all excited.
Based on the Guardian report above though, it still sounds as though the Red Devils are closing in on their target, now it remains to be seen if a deal can be done this week and with or without a Lukaku update, it will be a major coup for Mourinho to beat City to the classy addition.
Lukaku posted this on snapchat before deleting in under a minute… pic.twitter.com/yncKbG4ADY
— C? (@VivaMartiaI) January 14, 2018
Lukaku might have just confirmed the arrival of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United…
— Uche Daniel (@UcheDandyMUFC) January 14, 2018
— AJ (@LethaIMarcus) January 14, 2018
not his official snap
— Remi (@rustagh) January 14, 2018
— Brat od tetke (@maaax7777) January 14, 2018
That account really is Lukaku’s loool did he just announce Sanchez ??
— KingMusa (@OfficialSkinny1) January 14, 2018
Did Lukaku really announced Sanchez to Mufc transfer?????
— Sannith Shetty (@sannithmufc) January 15, 2018
ITS A FAKE LUKAKU SNAPCHAT ACCOUNT – NOT REAL – SO NOT CONFIRMED SANCHEZ
— MUFCTransfers (@_MUFCTransfers_) January 14, 2018