London, Aug 6 (IANS) Alexis Sanchez will be joining Inter Milan on the basis of a permanent transfer, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed.
Talks have been progressing on a deal which is thought will see Sanchez leave United on a free transfer. He has been at Inter on loan since August 2019 with United still paying a large portion of his 560,000 pounds-a-week wage.
“I can confirm we have agreed. Alexis enjoyed his time there they have liked him so that’s a good move for him,” Sky Sports quoted Solskjaer as saying.
“We wish him all the best and he is a top player who we want to see play his best football,” he added.
Solskjaer’s remarks came as Manchester United registered a 7-1 aggregate win over LASK in the Euro League round-of-16 tie.
Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta on Wednesday told Sky in Italy that Sanchez would be signing a three-year contract, saying: “He is not official yet but unofficially he is ours for three seasons. We believe in him a lot and we are happy.”
Since joining United from Arsenal in January 2018, Sanchez just managed to score five goals in 45 games.