Man Utd could be forced to pay Alexis Sanchez £12m next season NOT to play for them

By Mirror: Wednesday, May 15th 2019 at 10:14 GMT +3 | Football
Man United's Alexis Sanchez after a past match [Courtesy]

Manchester United could be forced to pay Alexis Sanchez £12million next season NOT to play for them.

The Chile striker has flopped since moving from Arsenal to Old Trafford 16 months ago, in a deal that saw him sign a four-and-a-year contract at £500,000-per-week.

And after scoring just one Premier League goal in his only full season, United are desperate to shift Sanchez off the books this summer.

Inter Milan are interested, with the most likely prospect a season-long loan deal that would see United paying half of his wages - £250,000-per week - to play in Italy.

Inter have been sounded out by agents on a deal to get Sanchez out and to help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer begin his rebuilding plans.

United could be forced to pay Alexis Sanchez £12million next season [Courtesy]

Solskjaer has already identified transfer targets but has too many players in the squad and knows he will have to offload some big earners to strengthen in different departments.

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Inter could also be a destination for Romelu Lukaku while former United defender Patrice Evra believes that Paul Pogba will leave in the close season and complete a move to Real Madrid.

United would like to sell Sanchez but his wages are a massive stumbling block which is why they are having to look at either subsidising his contract or writing off a transfer fee.

Real Madrid want Pogba, with Evra, who speaks to his compatriot every day, convinced the midfielder has played his last game for the Reds.

Pogba, United’s record £89million signing, clashed with fans after Sunday’s abject 2-0 defeat at home to relegated Cardiff, with Evra admitting the backlash will see him leave Old Trafford.

“I think he will leave, because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed,” said Evra.

“When I go to the game and I see fans shouting and swearing at players, I’m in shock.

“I don’t talk for Paul, whether he stays or leaves, but when you have negativity around you, you should leave.

“I advise Paul every day. We Facetime, we talk. I tell him every day what it means to wear the tracksuit, not even the shirt, just the tracksuit and what it represents. He listens to me.

“It’s not like I’m protecting Paul but when there are incidents like with the fan, they’re killing Paul.

“He has the most goals, most assists. I know you can question his leadership and in the last few games you want more, so that’s why you can criticise him right now, but overall he has been the best player this season.

“Just because it’s Paul Pogba, he has haircuts, he dances, his Instagram and everything, people will criticise him while forgetting the player that he is. Only him and David De Gea can play in a big team in Europe.”

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