Alexis Sanchez close to joining Inter Milan from Man United – Di Marzio

As per a report from the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio, Alexis Sanchez’s move from Manchester United to Inter Milan is inching ever-closer.

United struggles

Chilean international Sanchez of course made the move to Old Trafford in January of last year, on the back of a scintillating stint with Premier League rivals Arsenal.

To say that the 30-year-old’s time in Manchester has since proven disappointing, though, would be an understatement.

Sanchez has, simply put, failed to deliver in any way, shape or form in a Red Devils jersey.

All told, last season saw the experienced South American notch a paltry 2 goals across all competitions.

Alexis Sanchez

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United down injured during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith’s Stadium on May 5, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

In addition, amid a visible dip in confidence, and persistent fitness problems, Sanchez managed just 9 Premier League starts.

Inter links

As such, on the back of the encouraging early-season signs stemming from the partnership between Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, game-time is widely-expected to prove hard to come-by for Sanchez if he stays put at Old Trafford over the course of the coming campaign, too.

As a result, reports have begun to mount of late that Sanchez could yet be on the move this summer.

Though the English transfer window slammed shut three weeks ago, it remains open in the likes of Italy, Germany and Spain.

And this has long looked set to result in Sanchez imminently returning to the continent.

After snapping up one Manchester United attacker, in the form of Romelu Lukaku, already this summer, Serie A giants Inter Milan have, for several weeks, been hotly-tipped to secure Sanchez’s signature, too.

San Siro switch imminent?

And, as per the aforementioned update from Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, despite recent suggestions that the transfer could yet collapse, positive steps have today been taken towards a deal being found.

A ‘final agreement’ is said to be on the horizon, with Sanchez now ‘close’ to the Nerazzurri.

The terms of the potential deal are not disclosed, though a loan with either the option or obligation to buy has long been touted.

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