Alexis Sanchez reportedly wants to leave Manchester United before the closure of the European transfer window on September 2.
The Chile international has been strongly linked with an exit from Old Trafford, having failed to live up to expectations since a high-profile move from Arsenal in January 2018.
The 30-year-old has reportedly attracted interest from clubs in Italy, and The Times are now reporting that the forward is keen to end his Manchester United nightmare and leave the club before the September deadline.
Sanchez has scored just three league goals since moving to Manchester, the former Barcelona star having fallen behind the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the pecking order under United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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While Solskjaer has said that he expects Sanchez to remain with the club this season, the player is believed to be keen on an exit if he cannot be guaranteed regular first-team football.
A host of Italy’s leading clubs, including the likes of Inter Milan, Napoli and Roma, are believed to be interested in a deal for Sanchez, though they are likely to propose a loan deal with an option to buy.
Sanchez’s Premier League record £500,000-a-week wages may also prove a stumbling block in negotiations, and United may have to pay a significant part of his salary should a move materialise.
Sanchez previously spent time in Serie A with Udinese, scoring 20 goals in 95 league appearances and is said to be open to returning to Italian football.