Alexis Sanchez’s bid to resurrect his career at Inter Milan looks to have fallen flat, with the Chilean reportedly set to return to Manchester United next season.
The 31-year-old made an ill-fated move to Old Trafford in January 2018 after lighting up the Premier League during his three-and-a-half season stint at Arsenal .
Sanchez was viewed as the final piece of the jigsaw which would allow then manager Jose Mourinho to get United back competing for the Premier League title on a regular basis.
Having snatched the forward out of the grasp of rivals Manchester City by offering him an extortionate £400,000 a week, United were expecting a great return on their investment.
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However, Sanchez flopped dramatically and, after just three league goals in two seasons, he was shunted out on loan to Inter in a bid to rediscover his form.
Now, after struggling with injuries and netting just one goal in 14 appearances in all competitions, the Daily Mail are reporting that Inter have no intention of making the loan permanent.
As the highest paid player in the Serie A, Inter’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta believes Sanchez is simply not worth it.
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It is said that Inter would have to fork out €20m (£17.5m) for his services and manager Antonio Conte is understood to have lost faith in Sanchez, with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez providing 39 goals between them.
As a result, Sanchez will now return to United next season and, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did claim back in January that “Alexis will come back in the summer and prove you all wrong”, it has been suggested that his tongue was planted firmly in his cheek.
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However, Chilean football legend Ivan Zamorano believes Sanchez’s best career move would be to stay at Inter, telling Chilean radio station Radio Cooperativa: “He has a contract with Manchester United but we will see where he wants to continue and feels happy.
"I would like [him] to stay in Milan, in June he would have the opportunity to play with another Chilean, who will most likely come to this club.
“I am optimistic about the possibility to see two Chileans at Inter.”
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