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Transfer News: PL club initiate contact with Man United flop to secure summer move

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West Ham United are keen on United flop Alexis Sanchez

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham United are keen to sign Alexis Sanchez and have been in touch with the player’s agent regarding a summer move.

The Chilean superstar has had a nightmare run at Old Trafford since his much-publicized move from Arsenal. A bonafide figurehead at the Emirates, Sanchez has been little more than a shadow of his former self at Old Trafford.

A versatile player who can play anywhere along the frontline, Sanchez has scored just 5 goals and 9 assists in 45 appearances for the Red Devils.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and Alexis Sanchez
Solksjaer is resigned to bringing Sanchez back into the fold

The Chilean’s misery has had no let off during his time in Milan. Injuries have limited him to just 15 appearances all season. He has scored just once and Inter are not keen to retain his services.

According to FC Inter News as relayed by Sport Witness (h/t Daily Mail), the Italians have baulked at the player’s £10.6m-a-year wage packet. With United also keen to get him off their books, a new club looks to be on the cards.

The Hammers have enquired about the player’s availability through his agent Fernando Felicevich. According to the report, this remains the extent of their interest so far.

Sanchez earns a whopping £400,000-a-week at United. He will have to take a significant pay cut if he wishes to make the move to West Ham.

Alexis Sanchez
Inter are not keen on retaining Sanchez

United have been paying three-quarters of his salary while on loan in what has been a colossal waste of money for a player we did not need. (h/t Daily Mail)

To put things into perspective, United have spent a combined £64.65m on the player with minimal returns.

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Sanchez has also received interest from the German Bundesliga. It remains to be seen where the player ends up and if he can resurrect his career. As far as United are concerned, we might be glad just to get him off our hands.