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Officially: Sanchez joins Inter permanently ignoring Man utd

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Alexis Sanchez is leaving Manchester United for Inter Milan on a free transfer.

Sanchez’s loan at Inter was due to run out on Thursday, but the two clubs have agreed terms for the Chile winger to rip up the remaining two years of his contract at United and make a permanent move to the San Siro.

Sanchez is set to sign a three-year deal at Inter and take a pay cut that will see him earn £130,000-a-week after tax.

The 31-year-old is expected to play for the Italians in Wednesday night’s Europa League tie against Getafe while United are in action against LASK, as both clubs prepare to issue a statement confirming the deal.

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It ends Sanchez’s ill-fated United career that began with a spectacular move in January 2018 when the club gazumped rivals Manchester City to sign him from Arsenal in exchange for £35m-rated Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Sanchez was handed the most lucrative contract in the Premier League worth up to £560,000-a-week including a basic wage of £300,000 and image rights of £100,000.

He pocketed an additional £1.1million each year as part of his signing-on fee and £75,000 for every start.

The former Barcelona star failed to live up to expectations, however, scoring just five goals in 45 games for United before joining Inter on loan last summer.

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After a difficult start in Italy, he has rediscovered his best form of late and coach Antonio Conte was keen to make the deal permanent.

Faced with paying over £50m in wages over the next two years for a player who was deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, United were also anxious to strike a deal for Sanchez.

The two clubs have been in negotiations for several weeks and finally reached an agreement on Wednesday. It’s unclear if United have handed Sanchez a pay-off to cancel his contract and take a pay cut at Inter.

It’s understood that his new deal is close to the £300,000-a-week basic he earned at United, but the higher rate of tax in Italy means that he will take home less than half that.

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Sanchez wants to leave Man u despite second chance offer

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Alexis Sanchez reportedly sees no future at Manchester United despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believing he could still have something to offer his side.

The Chile star has spent the season on loan at Inter Milan and is hopeful of making his move to the Serie A side permanent.

Sanchez has rediscovered his best form in the latter stages of his loan at Inter with three goals and seven assists in the last nine games.

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The 31-year-old winger is due back at United on August 7 with nearly two years left on a contract that is worth up to £560,000-a-week including £300,000 in basic salary and image rights of £100,000.

United have ruled out sending him back out on loan but his wages are proving to be a major obstacle in Inter’s bid to sign the forward permanently.

According to NobleSports , United are keen to give Sanchez another chance but the player has told club bosses he wants to play his football elsewhere.

Sanchez signed for United in a swap deal from Arsenal back in 2018 but the move has largely been seen as a failure after he struggled to recapture the form which saw him establish himself as one of the Premier League’s best at the Emirates Stadium.

A source told NobleSports ‘Alexis doesn’t see the point in going back to Manchester. He’s happy where he is. It just didn’t work out for him at United and wants the club to accept that he wants to leave.’

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Inter are reportedly willing to pay in the region of £30m for Sanchez while the player is understood to be ready to take a pay cut in order to secure a move away from United.

Inter chief Giuseppe Marotta confirmed the club are working on a deal for Sanchez but admitted it would not be straightforward.

He said: ‘It’s not easy because he has a two-year contract with Manchester United, so we have to evaluate the situation.

‘But it would be a shame if we couldn’t reach an agreement, because we want Sanchez today and tomorrow.’

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Perisic for Sanchez , Inter plans swap deal with Man utd

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Inter Milan could offer midfielder Ivan Perisic to Manchester United in a bid to keep on-loan forward Alexis Sanchez permanently, according to reports in Italy.

Sanchez joined the Serie A giants on a season-long loan deal in August and has scored four times and provided nine assists so far in the campaign.

United are believed to be reluctant to agree a deal that would allow Sanchez to play when Inter’s Europa League campaign resumes against Getafe on August 5, but Inter could attempt to resolve the issue by signing the striker for a fee of around £18million.

Boss Antonio Conte is considering suggesting Croatia star Perisic as a swap option for Sanchez, according to Football Italia.

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Despite winning the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich this season, Perisic’s loan spell at the German champions, which cost them around £4.5million, is not expected to become a full move.

United were linked with Perisic when Jose Mourinho was in charge at Old Trafford and Sanchez’s Serie A suitors are hoping that successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will also be interested.

Sanchez is still the second-highest earner at Old Trafford as United are contributing £300,000 towards his pay each week, leaving them keen to remove him from their wage bill.

Perisic has scored four times and set up six goals in his 22 league appearances for Bayern this season, adding a goal and three assists in the Champions League despite only playing more than half an hour twice in Europe.

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Mancity makes ‘shocking enquiries about Sanchez’

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Man City have reportedly made contact with Alexis Sanchez’ representatives over a potential transfer involving the Man Utd flop.

Sanchez was at the centre of a tug of war between both sides when he completed his move to United from Arsenal in 2018.

In hindsight his decision to head to Old Trafford looks to have been the wrong one, but he could still find himself sporting the blue of City, if reports from Chile are accurate.

The forward’s future beyond the end of this season is still up in the air as his loan spell at Inter Milan comes to a close.

And Chilean newspaper La Cuarta state that City have already been in touch over a switch to The Etihad.

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Sanchez has been performing well at the San Siro and Inter are keen to take him back on loan again next season.

United would likely rather not loan him to City, and are believed to be open to a similar deal for him to stay at Inter.

But City are trying to muscle in on negotiations by asking what Sanchez’ demands are for next season.

The 31-year-old is on a £400,000-per-week deal at United, whom are desperate to get the star off their wage bill.

They value him at £17million too, meaning any potential suitors would have to stump up some significant cash, which has put Inter off a permanent deal.

Though having said that, it is likely Sanchez’ next loan deal could include an obligation to buy clause at the end of the contract.

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Meanwhile United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been urged to replace the club’s top earner [behind Sanchez] David de Gea following his latest gaffes against Chelsea.

The Spanish goalkeeper has struggled for form this season and his position is now under scrutiny.

Back-up stopper Dean Henderson is expected to be called back from his loan at Sheffield Utd this summer to challenge de Gea for his starting berth, but Mirror columnist Stan Collymore feels United should be thinking bigger.

“I’m not convinced Dean Henderson can make the step up to be Man U No1,” Collymore said.

” Manchester United needs a new type of keeper like Alisson, or Ederson, who is good with his feet, hyper-mobile and hyper-athletic.

“Go for another keeper and start afresh.”

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Man United wants to finally reward Sanchez

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Alexis Sanchez is set to be welcomed back at Manchester United next season but may have to settle for a back-up role at the club.

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The Chilean forward is currently on loan from the Red Devils at Inter Milan, where he has continued his disappointing form in major European football after being exiled at United last season.

The 31-year-old is currently on a £500,000-a-week contract and has two years on his current Manchester United deal.

Yet according to the Daily Mirror, Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has met with the club’s chief executive Ed Woodward, with the club choosing to keep Sanchez in its ranks next term instead of paying off the striker to terminate his deal.

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Financial constraints at the club caused by the coronavirus pandemic has forced Manchester United’s hand on this matter, though the Chilean is likely to be used as a back-up option next season.

While Solksjaer is happy to include Sanchez in his plans for the 2020/21 season, he is wary of the forward blocking the development of other youngster such as Daniel James and Mason Greenwood.

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The 31-year-old joined Manchester United from Arsenal in January 2018 in a swap deal involving Henrikh Mhkitaryan and has since made 32 league appearances for the Premier League giants.

He enjoyed a torrid first full season at United, which saw him score just once in a league campaign where he fell out of favour with both Jose Mourinho and his replacement Solksjaer.

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He moved to Antonio Conte’s Inter at the beginning of the current campaign along with fellow United exile Romelu Lukaku, who joined the Serie A club for £73million, but has yet to pick up his form.

The Chilean has played just 16 games in all competitions since joining Conte’s team due to injury problems and stiff competition for places.

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Sanchez was a second-half substitute for Inter in their Coppa Italia second-leg tie on Saturday night, which the Nerazzurri drew 1-1 to crash out of the competition.

Before joining Manchester United two-and-a-half years ago, Sanchez enjoyed a goal-laden spell at Arsenal, where he scored 80 times in 166 games for Arsene Wenger’s Gunners.

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Sanchez Will End His Career With Us _ Chile President

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José Luis Navarrete, president of Azul Azul, the company that controls Club Universidad de Chile, discussed Inter forward Alexis Sanchez in an interview with Chilean broadcaster DirecTV earlier today.

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“I spoke with Alexis Sanchez and he is a fan of Universidad de Chile. He wants to retire by playing for the club. I would like to have Marcelo Díaz, Isla, Edu Vargas, Alexis Sanchez, all of them, but you have to be realistic.

“The economic scenario is not brilliant, it will depend on how much they are willing to give up to come to Universidad de Chile.”

Sanchez is set to return to Premier League side Manchester United in the summer, after spending the season in Italy on a dry loan with Inter. The 31-year-old Chilean forward struggled to settle in Milan and never particularly impressed coach Antonio Conte.

He has made 15 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 596 minutes. In that time, he has scored one goal and provided three assists, missing a large amount of this season after suffering a tendon injury whilst on international duty.

Sanchez’s contract expires with the Red Devils in 2022, and considering his high wages, it is unlikely that he will be able to find a new home unless he agrees to a salary cut.


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Inter ‘still to decide whether or not to permanently sign Sanchez & Moses’


Inter have several decisions to make when it comes to the futures of several players with the club according to a report in today’s print edition of Il Giornale.
Inter must make decisions on the future of on loan trio Victor Moses, Alexis Sanchez and Cristiano Biraghi and also have to decide whether or not they will take up the option to extend Ashley Young’s contract by another season, which reports elsewhere in the media have suggested the club will.

The Nerazzurri also have to prepare themselves for the event that players out on loan are not purchased outright by their loan clubs, namely Mauro Icardi, Ivan Perisic, Radja Nainggolan and Joao Mario.

Icardi, Perisic and Joao Mario are out on loan at Paris Saint Germain, Bayern Munich and Lokomotiv Moscow respectively and if those clubs take up their options to buy the players permanently, Inter will make over €100 million.


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Manchester United to forcefully pay £1.1M on Alexis Sanchez.


Manchester United will be forced to pay Alexis Sanchez a £1.1million loyalty bonus, upon his return from Inter Milan, NobleSport report

Sanchez is currently on loan at the Serie A club, after enduring a miserable spell at Old Trafford since his move from Arsenal.


The Chilean attacker is on a massive £400,000-per-week with United, who are paying part of his wages while he is with Inter.

However, the Red Devils were hoping the Nerrazurri would make the move permanent.

But Inter boss, Antonio Conte, does not want to keep Sanchez due to his poor form.

Sanchez’s return to United will activate a clause in his initial contract, with the 31-year-old entitled to the seven-figure bonus in July.


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Manchester United Currently In Search Of Buyers For Alexis Sánchez


Manchester United have begun searching for teams who would be prepared to sign Alexis Sánchez permanently this summer.

After an abysmal 18 months at Old Trafford, the winger was shipped out on loan to Inter, but with no option to buy in his contract, Sánchez’s future remains up in the air.

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Odion Ighalo may not play for United till next month – Former boss, Sanchez


Odion Ighalo’s former boss, Quique Sanchez Flores has warned it may take up to a month for Manchester United’s new signing to reach his peak after completing a shock return to the Premier League, reports NobleSport

Sanchez Flores was Ighalo’s manager at Watford when the Nigerian struck 17 goals in a season, before also coaching him for a short time at Shanghai Shenua in China.

The Old Trafford side will be hoping the 30-year-old can rediscover that form this season, but Sanchez Flores warned that standards between China and England differ greatly.

Sanchez Flores told The Athletic: “Mainly, the problem is how they train in China. It is not the same as in England.“Is he really ready for first-team matches in the Premier League because the physical difference is so big? He probably needs one month to recover the full rhythm.

“The good thing is he knows his body well, works hard on injury prevention and he is always working after training.“I should say, also, that I felt in China, he gave exactly the same effort and quality as he gave me four years ago. We had the feeling in China that he could recover a high level with any team in Europe.”Sanchez Flores still believes Ighalo can shine under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United strive to climb the league.

The Spaniard added: “I have an amazing impression of the player. I fell in love with him. As a guy, he’s professional. He’s a straight arrow. As a person, his life is private. He has strong Christian values and he is respectful.

“As a player, it is difficult to explain Ighalo. His first quality is he can protect the ball and he gives time to the team to get up the field and win the second ball. It’s so difficult to get the ball from him. He’s stronger than he looks.“Four years ago, when we put ball in the space, he was also super fast. Now, with five years difference, he is a bit different… but he will always be fine in a physical battle.

“We played him up front in a two with Troy Deeney and they knew each other inside out but he is absolutely fine to play as a lone frontman, too. One of his most valuable qualities is that his team-mates very quickly learn his strengths and he adapts very well.”


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Jan: Solskjaer set to call for Sanchez’s return to United ..


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has bemoaned the “difficult” nature of the January transfer window and hinted at a possible Manchester United return for Alexis Sanchez.
Solskjaer could not provide an update on the pursuit of Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes, and while there is still a chance the Portugal international can arrive at Old Trafford with a deal still to be done within the two clubs, United have less time to complete a move before Friday’s deadline.


United remain some way apart on what they are willing to pay and what Sporting want for the 27-year-old – but Old Trafford chiefs are keen not to repeat the mistakes of previous windows and will not panic buy, fuelling a chance they will not make a signing before Friday’s deadline, reports NobleSport
“I haven’t got any updates for you on transfers,” Solskjaer said. “I haven’t got anything to say now.


“If there is something out there, then the club are pursuing that and looking at it. It is difficult this window – it’s always been. I can’t remember how many good deals that we’ve brought in in January.
“Henrik (Larsson)… Nemanja (Vidic) and Patrice (Evra) – they were two good ones.


It’s hard, it’s very hard because the clubs don’t want to lose their best players.”
‘Sanchez will prove you wrong’
Two years ago United made a major swoop in January by signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, but the Chile forward struggled at Old Trafford, scoring just five goals in 45 appearances before joining Inter Milan on loan last summer.


Despite allowing him to leave the club, Solskjaer suggested the former Barcelona forward could still make a success of his United career when his loan to Serie A finishes at the end of the season.
“Alexis will come back in the summer and prove you all wrong,” Solskjaer said following a question from the media.


After watching his side produce one of their most disappointing displays of the season in a 2-0 loss at home to Burnley last week, Solskjaer insisted the club needed “quality” signings.
However, with just three days until the January transfer window closes, United’s only reinforcements look set to come in the form of players returning from injury.


Key midfielders Scott McTominay (knee) and Paul Pogba (ankle) have both been out since December, but could be in line for February returns.
“It’s hard to put timescales on long-term injuries because they also need the training before they’re injury free,” Solskjaer said.
“Paul’s had his cast off and Scott’s took his braces off, so at least now they can start doing some work on the grass soon.”


‘Perfect performance needed at City’
The midfield duo’s absence adds to the already-difficult task United face as they travel to local rivals Manchester City on Wednesday for the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final trailing 3-1.
City led 3-0 after a dominant first half at Old Trafford, but United produced a stronger display after the break to keep the tie alive going to the Etihad.


United overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in last season’s Champions League round of 16, and Solskjaer has urged his players to call upon that experience.
“It looked like it was over at half-time [of the first leg] because the second part of that first half they outplayed us for a while,” Solskjaer said.

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“Now we’ve got to go into memory bank and think PSG, because we’ve done it against good teams before and it gives us some hope, and the game in December of course gives us hope that we can do something there.
“It has to be a perfect performance to win by two goals against such a good team away from home.”


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