United And Inter Close To Agree Loan Plus €15m Buy Option For Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez looks dejected.

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The Premier League pulling down its shutters on purchasing more players in the transfer window does make it seem that the rest of Europe is also on with normal football.

However, that is not the case and we’ll have to wait until the first week of September in order for the complete rosters of all clubs to be unveiled.

As of such, the English sides can still sell and loan out players and now Manchester United may be on the verge of doing just that for a rather controversial talent.

Gianluca Di Marzio has actively covered rumors of Alexis Sanchez moving to Inter Milan. The saga started out as a potential interest from the Italian side after it became obvious that Edin Dzeko was out of contention for a move.

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However, now it appears that serious discussion is on the cards. The report claims that the two sides could agree on a possible loan move which will involve them loaning out Sanchez initially with an option to buy later on for a reported €15 million.

The deal could also involve United paying a part of Sanchez’s wages during the loan spell.

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Fresh claims from the same source also indicated that Sanchez’s agent is in talks with Inter and that although many clubs are believed to be interested in the Chilean forward in one way or another, Antonio Conte’s side is the one that he has picked.

Further, it appears that the former Arsenal and Barcelona forward could land in Italy as early as Tuesday to complete a medical, provided the negotiations proceed without a hitch.

If these claims are true, it will be interesting to see how it will affect Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s offensive plans for this season. The Norwegian gaffer had indicated that Sanchez could play as a striker this campaign to make up for an otherwise thin set of options up-front.