Sanchez finally completes Inter loan move from Man Utd

Joe Williams

Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez has completed his loan move to Inter Milan for the remainder of the season.

The 30-year-old arrived to a huge fanfare in January 2018 in a swap deal that saw out-of-favour Henrikh Mkhitaryan head to Arsenal.

But flashes of early promise swiftly petered out and Sanchez heads to Inter having scored a meagre five goals in 45 appearances.

The Chile international has followed Romelu Lukaku in switching Old Trafford for San Siro and the PA news agency understands United will be covering around £6.5million of his wages.

The highest-paid player in the Premier League heads to Serie A for the remainder of the 2019-20, but there is not believed to be an option to buy.

The Premier League side posted on Twitter: “We can confirm that Alexis Sanchez joins Inter Milan on loan until 30 June 2020. We wish @Alexis_Sanchez the best of luck in Italy.”

Just two weeks ago manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke of his belief that Sanchez would come good at United but it became clear in the meantime that a move was on the cards.

The manager will face questions about the 30-year-old at Friday’s press conference previewing the trip to Southampton. Sanchez may not be the only player leaving Old Trafford for Italy.

PA understands Roma have held discussions over long-serving defender Chris Smalling, while Italy international Matteo Darmian is keen on a belated return home. Marcos Rojo has also been the subject of speculation as the European transfer window edges closer to its September 2 deadline.