Inter Milan have agreed personal terms with Manchester United’s unsettled winger Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.
San Siro chief Antonio Conte wants to bring Sanchez back to Italy this summer, but the forward’s enormous wages may well be a stumbling block in the deal.
Ex-Chelsea boss Conte wants to make the Chilean his second signing from United this summer after bringing in Romelu Lukaku earlier this month.
The Serie A outfit are far from finished in the market, even after shelling out £74m on Lukaku, and the Daily Mail report that they would be willing to offer around £20m for Sanchez.
The report also claimed Inter will offer the 30-year-old around £5m-per-year, a significant drop in his currently wage which current stands at £9m-a-year.
Now, Sky Sports Italy claim Sanchez has agreed personal terms with Inter and his agent is now set to start negotiating with Man United over a transfer fee.
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However, ahead of Unted’s match against Wolves on Monday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer poured cold water on the rumours and backed the Chilean to come good.
He said: “Alexis is such a professional and he comes in working every single day, really hard, and he wants to be part of this.
“It’s these stories again that he’s been put in the reserves and all this – of course he hasn’t.
“He’s part of our squad and he’s a very, very good player. He’s had three weeks now, so he’s a few weeks behind the rest but he’s very close to being part of it.”
Also when asked if Sanchez will be an option as striker this season, Solskjaer said: “We don’t have the biggest forward line in numbers, so Alexis might end up playing a lot more games than you expect.
“We expect him to come good at this club. He’s quality.”