Manchester United have agreed a deal that will see Alexis Sanchez sign for Inter Milan on a permanent basis as Jadon Sancho edges closer to a move to Old Trafford.
Sanchez spent last season on loan with the Italian giants after being deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Chile international having endured a nightmare spell at Old Trafford since his hugely anticipated move from Premier League rivals Arsenal in January 2018.
United had been desperate to get the forward’s club-record deal off their wage bill after paying a significant portion of Sanchez’s salary during his loan spell at the San Siro, but a breakthrough has now been found with the Telegraph reporting the star has agreed to rip up the remainder of his deal in exchange for a pay-off ahead of a permanent switch to Inter.
There had been reports in Italy that Inter would pay a fee of £13.5m for Sanchez, though widespread reports are now indicating the move will be a free transfer deal as the Chilean attempts to move on from a disastrous spell in Manchester.
Total agreement reached between Inter and Manchester United on a permanent deal, here we go!
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 3, 2020
The news of Sanchez’s departure will come as a welcome boost to United as they edge ever closer to a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, the youngster expected to sign a five-year contract with the club should they be able to agree a fee with the Bundesliga side.
According to the Guardian, talks are continuing over a deal that would represent a British transfer-record, Sancho seemingly set for a return to English football after deciding to leave Manchester City in search of regular first-team football three years ago.
Since then, the winger has flourished into one of world football’s most exciting talents and established himself as a senior England international, Sancho scoring 17 goals and providing a further 16 assists in Germany’s top tier last season.
No agreement has yet been reached between the Red Devils and Dortmund, though the German’s willingness to accept the record-breaking fee in instalments has moved the deal ever closer as United prepare to make a huge statement of intent ahead of next season.