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Man United flop could help the club fund key summer transfer



Jadon Sancho remains Manchester United's preferred choice

Alexis Sanchez exit will help the club in the pursuit of Jadon Sancho

According to the Italian publication, Corriere Della Sera via ESPN (h/t Express), Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez is closing in on renewing his loan deal at Inter Milan by another season.

The Chilean enjoyed a tough start to life at the San Siro. Injuries and bad form severely impacted his performances. Despite those difficulties, he has enjoyed his time in Italy.

United are not interested in sending the 31-year-out on loan again. However, given his mammoth £400,000-per-week wages, finding a buyer is easier said than done.

Manchester United flop, Alexis Sanchez is closing in on renewing his loan for another season at Inter Milan for another season
Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez could be close to agreeing on a loan extension at Inter Milan

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to get rid of Sanchez so that he can fund a move for Borussia Dortmund superstar Jadon Sancho. Widely tipped as one of United’s top targets, Dortmund are holding firm on their mammoth valuation of the player.

It was earlier reported by the Sun (h/t Express), that United and Inter could work out a permanent deal for Sanchez. However, that fee might not come until next summer.

According to the report, Inter could take him on loan for another season with an obligation to pay £20million next year.

Sanchez has struggled at United
Sanchez has struggled at United

Sanchez has experienced an improvement in form since the restart. He has scored two goals and assisted seven in nine appearances in the Italian Serie A.

This upturn in form could help sway the Italians’ interest. These numbers are much better than anything he has put up in a United shirt.

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Even a temporary move away would suit United. With two more years left on his contract, Sanchez’s return could set the club back by £50m.