Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Alexis Sanchez will move to Inter Milan permanently.
Talks have been ongoing which is believed will see Sanchez leave United on a free transfer. The forward has been at Inter on loan since August 2019 with the Red devils still paying a huge portion of his £560k-per-week wage.
On Wednesday, Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta revealed Sanchez would be signing a three-year deal, saying: “He is not official yet but unofficially he is ours for three seasons. We believe in him a lot and we are happy.”
Asked about a possible Sanchez exit after United’s Europa League victory over LASK, Solskjaer said the deal will be done on Thursday.
“I can confirm that he’s agreed and we’ve agreed,” Solskjaer said. “Alexis enjoyed his time there.
“They’ve liked him, so of course that’s a good move for him. Wish him all the best. He’s a top player, that we want to see play his best football.
“For whatever reason we didn’t see the best of Alexis, but he’s a top professional and we just wish him all the best.”
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Sanchez would receive a payout from Manchester United for cancelling his contract, which still has two years to run. The details are unknown but the value in wages is around £55m.
Should a deal be done on Thursday, it would mean the club’s iconic No 7 shirt would be vacant.
Sanchez scored five goals in 45 games for United since his swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who signed for Arsenal in 2018.