Inter Milan have signed Alexis Sanchez from Manchester United on a three-year deal, reports say.
Sanchez, 31, has spent the past season on loan at the San Siro since joining the Serie A side in August 2019. The 132-cap Chile international scored four goals for Antonio Conte’s side in all competitions.
Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed he will move to Milan on a permanent deal.
Speaking after United’s Europa League win over LASK, Solskjaer said the deal would be announced today.
According to the BBC’s Simon Stone, Inter expect to be able to use him for the Europa League last eight. Goals from former Premier League players Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen saw the Nerazzurri reach the quarter-finals on Wednesday night.
“I can confirm that he’s agreed and we’ve agreed,” Solskjaer said. “Alexis enjoyed his time there.
“They’ve liked him, so of course that’s a good move for him. Wish him all the best. He’s a top player, that we want to see play his best football.
“For whatever reason we didn’t see the best of Alexis, but he’s a top professional and we just wish him all the best.”
The Chilean will receive a payout from the Red Devils for cancelling his contract at Old Trafford, which still has two years left to run in theory.
His departure will bring to an end the long-running saga which has plagued the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for years.
United beat Manchester City to his signature, signing him from Arsenal on a four-and-a-half year deal with wages worth £400,000-a-week.
Sadly Sanchez failed to live up to expectations, having only scored five goals in 45 games for the Red Devils, and the board will be glad to get him off the books for good.
The veteran was involved in a bust-up with academy graduate Mason Greenwood during pre-season training.
However, Sanchez has shown early signs of a revival under Conte, scoring in the 3-0 victory over Genoa last month.
Regardless, finally ridding themselves of a player who has done more harm than good could pave the way for United to sign Solskjaer’s top target Jadon Sancho instead.