Manchester United plan to find a buyer for Alexis Sanchez with Inter Milan reluctant to sign him permanently, according to reports. The Chile international left for the San Siro during last summer’s transfer window but has struggled to shine, scoring just once.
Manchester United signed Sanchez from Arsenal in January 2018, swapping the Chile international with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
However, the 31-year-old never looked comfortable playing at Old Trafford, finding the net just five times before leaving on loan last summer.
Inter have seen former United stars Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young impress in Serie A.
But Sanchez has been the exception, only finding the net once and registering three assists throughout his time in Italy so far.
Inter won’t be signing the player permanently come the summer.
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And the Manchester Evening News say United want to find a buyer for the Chilean when the transfer window reopens this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted at giving the forward a second chance to prove himself earlier in the season.
“Alexis will come back and prove you all wrong,” the Norwegian said in January.
But it appears United are ready to cut their losses on Sanchez.
Finding a buyer for the one-time Arsenal and Barcelona star may be tricky, though, given his huge pay packet.
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When United signed Sanchez they gave him an eyewatering salary close to £400,000 a week, installed with the belief he’d be a huge hit.
And any clubs looking to take him on board would likely have to make a significant financial outlay on the forward.
And what ends up happening with Sanchez is something only time will tell.
Meanwhile, speaking recently, Robin van Persie slammed United for saying they gamble on players like Sanchez and Paul Pogba.
“If you compare it to Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp was appointed and players were selected who fit in with the football philosophy, not from marketing motives,” the ex-United striker told SoFoot.
“They built the club on a coach’s sporting project. At Manchester United, they gamble on star names like Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.
“That’s one way. It is risky. If such a player gets injured or does not fit, the whole team is vulnerable.
“While having a philosophy like Liverpool and not Manchester United creates enormous collective power.
“The challenge for Manchester United is to see if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can successfully establish a philosophy of his own.”
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