Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has dropped Alexis Sanchez from his squad that travelled to Bournemouth, ahead of their Premier League clash on Sunday.
Sanchez trained with the rest of the team on Saturday, but Wenger has left him out as his move to Manchester United draws near.
United have stolen a march on rivals, Manchester City, who were favourites to sign the Chilean this month.
The Red Devils will pay Arsenal around £30m, give Sanchez a huge signing-on fee and a bigger contract – worth around £400,000-a-week – than City.
Sanchez’s representatives will also get a huge package with United pulling out all of the stops to beat City to his signature.
For Wenger, it represents a decent return for the 29-year-old, whose current contract expires in June.