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Man United and Serie A giants are £5m apart in the negotiations for the sale of flop star

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Manchester United want £19m for Alexis Sanchez

According to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Express), Manchester United want £19m for Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean is currently on loan at Italian giants Inter Milan. Although he endured a difficult start to life in Italy, his form has picked up since the restart.

United had agreed to extend the 31-year-old’s loan spell until August 5. With the date fast approaching, time is running out for a deal to take place.

Manchester United want £19m for Alexis Sanchez
Manchester United want £19m for Alexis Sanchez

With Inter Milan also still alive in the Europa League, United are reluctant to extend Sanchez’s loan beyond its current tenure.

Sanchez has scored three goals and six assists in eight games. This good form has seen Inter grow keen to keep him beyond the summer, with United ready to sell.

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is keen to get Sanchez’s high wages off the books in order to help the club with their own summer transfer plans.

The Nerazzurri, however, are not ready to pay United’s asking price. They are only willing to fork out between £9m and £14m due to Sanchez’s high wages.

Alexis Sanchez has impressed at Inter Milan
Alexis Sanchez has impressed at Inter Milan

United are, however, holding onto to their valuation. According to the report, Inter will also need Sanchez to take a wage cut for the deal to happen.

Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio are in negotiations with United to strike a deal. They remain keen to reach an agreement before Sanchez’s loan spell ends on August 5.

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The Chilean was seen as a coup when United signed him from Arsenal in 2018. Beating arch-rivals Manchester City to him added an extra amount of satisfaction to the fans.

It has however proven to be a disaster, with Sanchez grossly underperforming. He has no future at Old Trafford and United should cut their losses soon.