Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal with Inter Milan for the transfer of Alexis Sanchez on a season-long loan.
The 30-year-old is yet to feature for United this season as he recovers from an injury sustained during the Copa America, though did play in a behind closed doors friendly against Sheffield United last week as he bids to return to fitness.
According to numerous reports, including the BBC, United have finally come to an agreement with Inter Milan, which would see the former Barcelona man move to the San Siro on a season long-loan, though it is thought the Serie A outfit do not have an option to buy him next summer.
The two clubs have been in negotiations for a number of weeks, but Sanchez’s exorbitant £500,000-a-week wages have unsurprisingly proved to be somewhat of a sticking point, with United having demanded the Italians pay a higher percentage than had initially been offered.
Sky Italy claim that Inter have now agreed to pay close to half (€5m-a-year before tax) of Sanchez’s salary with the player expected to arrive in Milan on Wednesday to complete a medical.
United’s decision to let Sanchez move to the San Siro is somewhat of a gamble by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, especially considering his already limited forward options.
The Norwegian has just Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and the so far unproven Mason Greenwood as his options in attack, with Martial having suffered a thigh injury in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at the weekend leaving the Red Devils frontline looking particularly threadbare.