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Alexis Sanchez, pictured arriving at training on Tuesday, is heading to Inter Milan on loan

Alexis Sanchez deal DONE: Manchester United agree to send flop on loan to Inter Milan – who have no obligation to buy to him next summer as they pay £4.5m towards his massive wage packet

  • Alexis Sanchez is heading to Inter Milan on Wednesday to complete a loan deal
  • Serie A side will pay around £4.5million of the Chile international’s salary
  • There is no obligation for Inter Milan to make the deal permanent next summer
  • Sanchez will undergo medical on Wednesday before joining up with new team 
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Manchester United have agreed to send Alexis Sanchez on loan to Inter Milan.

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The Italians have agreed to pay around £4.5million of the Chile international’s £21m annual salary and there is no obligation to make the deal permanent.

Sanchez is due in Milan on Wednesday to complete a medical and team up with former team-mate Romelu Lukaku.

Alexis Sanchez, pictured arriving at training on Tuesday, is heading to Inter Milan on loan

Alexis Sanchez, pictured arriving at training on Tuesday, is heading to Inter Milan on loan

Sanchez is out of favour at Man United and will leave for Serie A until at least next summer

Sanchez is out of favour at Man United and will leave for Serie A until at least next summer

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Sanchez is out of favour at Man United and will leave for Serie A until at least next summer

The Chilean (right) will join former team-mate Romelu Lukaku at the San Siro on Wednesday

The Chilean (right) will join former team-mate Romelu Lukaku at the San Siro on Wednesday

The Chilean (right) will join former team-mate Romelu Lukaku at the San Siro on Wednesday

Talks between the two clubs have been ongoing for some time, and it was initially reported that United were keen for Inter to include a £20m obligation to buy in the deal.

Sportsmail understands that is now not the case, and although they could yet make the deal permanent, the San Siro club are not planning on offering Sanchez anything more than £150,000 per week. 

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His temporary departure from United ends a nightmare chapter in the 30-year old’s career.

Sanchez snubbed a move to Premier League champions Manchester City for a more lucrative contract with United in January 2018 when he joined in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan join Arsenal.

Sanchez has scored five goals in 45 appearances while earning around £400,000 a week

Sanchez has scored five goals in 45 appearances while earning around £400,000 a week

Sanchez has scored five goals in 45 appearances while earning around £400,000 a week

Antonio Conte has swooped for two United players this summer in Lukaku and now Sanchez

Antonio Conte has swooped for two United players this summer in Lukaku and now Sanchez

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Antonio Conte has swooped for two United players this summer in Lukaku and now Sanchez

Sanchez struggled under Jose Mourinho and has not fared better under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Sanchez struggled under Jose Mourinho and has not fared better under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Sanchez struggled under Jose Mourinho and has not fared better under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

However, glimpses of the qualities that attracted United to Sanchez have been scarce.

He struggled to make an impact under Jose Mourinho and has fared little better under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Overall he scored five goals in 45 appearances while earning around £400,000 a week.

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The scale of his contract and his subsequent displays disrupted the financial climate in United’s dressing room as his team-mates’ agents sought parity.

Though a dedicated professional, he has often cut a solitary figure around United’s training ground preferring his own company though mingling occasionally with United’s Spanish-speaking contingent.

Solskjaer will now look to give teenager Mason Greenwood a chance to make an impression on the first team while a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is planned for next year.