As per a report from the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio, Alexis Sanchez’s move from Manchester United to Inter Milan is inching ever-closer.
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.
In addition, amid a visible dip in confidence, and persistent fitness problems, Sanchez managed just 9 Premier League starts.
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.
Confirmed: Inter are in talks with Man United for Alexis Sanchez. Loan until June 2020 + buy option for €15M. Part of the wage would be paid by Man Utd too. Alexis asked to the club and to Solskjaer to join Inter. Now it just depends by Man United decision. 🇨🇱 #MUFC #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2019
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.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) August 26, 2019