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Alexis Sanchez set for Man Utd return as Inter Milan 'reject the chance' to extend loan

Alexis Sanchez looks set to return to Manchester United at the end of the season after Inter Milan rejected the opportunity to extend the forward’s loan.

Manchester United deemed the Chile international surplus to requirements last summer and subsequently moved him to the San Siro on a season-long loan deal, though he has failed to make an impression at Inter and has been plagued by injury problems.

Sanchez suffered an ankle injury whilst on international duty back in October and missed three months of the Serie A season, with the 31-year-old having only made six starts in all competitions for Antonio Conte’s side.

According to the Telegraph, Inter have now chosen not to extend the forward’s initial loan spell and Sanchez is now set to return to Old Trafford ahead of next season, with the player still having two years remaining on his current contract.

Sanchez’s future remains a huge problem for the United hierarchy given his lucrative contract, the Chilean’s deal believed to be worth a reported £500,000-a-week including bonuses.

Finding a club willing to take on that huge salary seems unlikely given the player’s struggles since making the move to United from Arsenal in January 2018, and the club now face the possibility of either having to keep their hugely expensive and unwanted asset at the club or continue to pay a large chunk of his wages if they can find an interested party.

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