Alexis Sanchez is edging closer to a permanent move to Inter Milan.
The Chilean joined the Italian club on loan last summer and has recently re-found his form after an initial tendon injury. After missing the first half of the season, Sanchez has been integrated back into Inter’s starting XI, featuring in their last 17 league fixtures.
During this time, the forward has registered three goals and nine assists, prompting Inter’s interest to keep him in Milan. This is according to the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano, who confirmed the club’s standpoint on Monday evening.
Reports in Italy have taken the story a step further, with Gazzetta dello Sport claiming that both Alexis and Inter have agreed personal terms, which would see him sign a contract until 2023. They cite a sum of €288,000 per week, wages that would see him become one of the club’s top earners.
Such news is promising for Manchester United though, who are keen to ship the 31-year-old off their books. His arrival created a huge influx on the club’s wage structure, which seemingly influenced David de Gea’s big demands last year.
Should Inter be able to come to terms with the player, the deal looks a straightforward one to make. His market value has plummeted in recent seasons, and the Red Devils won’t be haggling to hard on this front.
Clearing his wages is the biggest bonus, and the Sanchez nightmare in Manchester looking like it’s finally coming to a close.