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Alexis Sanchez rejects Roma transfer as Man Utd flop determined to star for Red Devils

Man Utd hopeful of offloading Alexis Sanchez [photo courtesy]

Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez has turned down the chance to breathe life into his flagging career with Italian outfit Roma.

United were willing to pay a huge chunk of his £560,000-a-week wages after the two clubs had agreed a loan deal with an option to buy.

Sanchez has struggled to make an impression at United, and they are hoping he will attract more interest from other European sides before their window slams shut on September 2.

Meanwhile it was reported earlier on in the week that United will be forced to pay a significant amount if Sanchez is to end his Old Trafford nightmare after the true extent of his contract details were revealed.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen to get rid of the 30-year-old, who has suffered a miserable spell at United which has seen him score just five times in 45 appearances.

He was left out of the squad for the side's 4-0 win over Chelsea on the first game of the season due to concerns over his fitness and was reportedly involved in a training ground bust-up with Mason Greenwood this week.

According to the Daily Mail Sanchez takes home a staggering basic salary of £300,000 a week, as well as a net payment of £100,000 a week which he receives from a £5million-a-year image rights deal.

In addition, United are required to pay £5m in agent's fees to his representative Fernando Felicevich over the course of the contract, and all of this together with additional bonuses take the total overall figure to an eyewatering £560,000 a week.

It is little wonder, then, that there are currently no clubs willing to take the risk on signing an injury-prone and out-of-form Sanchez, and United may have to pay at least some of his salary themselves to get him off the books.