Manchester United identify Alexis Sanchez replacement, player wants to join the club

Ross Houston
August 18, 2019

After Romelu Lukaku left Manchester United for Inter Milan, another Red Devils star is close to joining the Serie A outfit, according to reports in Italy.

Inter are desperate to bring in a new forward, and since transfer target Edin Dzeko has signed a new contract with Roma, Gianluca Di Marzio reports that I Nerazzurri have turned their attention to Man Utd's troubled forward.

Alexis Sanchez's agent is in the United Kingdom holding talks on behalf of the player over the possible transfer move for the Chilean worldwide.

Inter are hoping to reach an agreement that would see United pay a portion of Sanchez's wages this season before buying the 30-year-old next summer, but sources have told ESPN FC that an agreement has not yet been reached.

The former Arsenal forward, who earns about £400,000-a-week, has netted five league goals during his 18 months stay at the Theatre of Dreams.

"Alexis is such a professional and he comes in working every single day really hard", Solskjaer said.

"These stories, that he's been put in the reserves. of course he hasn't".

His time at Old Trafford looks to be coming to an end with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer putting his trust on youth to lead the line.

"He's part of our squad and he's a very, very good player". earlier reported that Alexis Sanchez joined Man United from Arsenal in the January 2018 transfer window and much has been expected of him. He's a few weeks behind the rest, but he's very close to being part of it.

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