Everybody in the footballing universe seems to know that Manchester United want Alexis Sanchez off the books, but reports claim that they have rejected a very cheeky offer for their misfiring forward.
The Chilean’s career since joining Manchester United in January 2018 has been nothing short of torrid, with the former Arsenal dangerman scoring just five goals in 45 appearances in the famous number 7 shirt.
Not only is his lack of output a problem, but his gargantuan £500,000-a-week wages are causing massive issues in the Old Trafford dressing room, with players like David de Gea thought to be wanting parity in their own wage slips.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to move him on, United have had very little interest in their misfiring forward, with the Mirror saying that they have only had ‘tentative’ interest from China and South America.
Reports in Brazil earlier this week claimed that Brazilian champions Palmeiras had made a move to take Sanchez back South America on loan, but having discovered the true extent of his wages, asked Manchester United to continue paying the vast proportion of his wages.
So with no transfer fee coming in, and the majority of his wages still to be paid, understandably, United swiftly rejected the offer.
Italian giants Juventus and Inter Milan have both been linked with an interest in signing Sanchez over the last month or so, although those rumours have gone very quiet indeed, with the Mirror reporting that Solskjaer could now be forced to start the season with the 30-year-old still at the club.
Ironically, Sanchez has actually found a semblance of form with his national side at the Copa America, netting two goals and providing one assist to help Chile into the quarter-finals.
Alexis Sanchez has scored 2 goals in 2 Copa America matches – which has equalled the total number of goals he scored for United last season. pic.twitter.com/zMjv3W1BCd
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) June 22, 2019