Bad news on the Alexis Sanchez front.
Manchester United loaned him to Inter Milan with some hope the Italians would make the deal permanent, removing him completely from the wage bill.
According to CalcioMercato though, Sanchez is not a priority for Inter at the moment and it doesn’t sound like they want to keep him beyond this season.
The injuries suffered and a lack of consistency in his performances are putting the purchase of Sanchez in doubt, even with games left to play in what has been a competitive season for Antonio Conte’s side.
Sanchez hasn’t delivered enough for them to want to make a permanent move this summer, which raises questions about his future at Old Trafford.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona man has only featured in 493 minutes of football for the club so far this season, scoring just one goal.
“Sanchez will return to Manchester and he will be very important for us, he will stay here,” said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (via ManUtd.com), just a couple of weeks ago.
You could say Inter have called Solskjaer’s bluff and won’t be falling for it by signing Sanchez in the summer.
While a return to England is on the cards for Sanchez, we don’t buy Solskjaer’s comments for one second!
They stem from a desire to keep the price high for Sanchez because United are clearly getting the impression that Inter won’t make a move for the Chile international.