Alexis Sanchez’s exit would free up Man Utd’s iconic No 7 shirt, the same number worn by Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund
Last Updated: 04/08/20 11:58am
Talks are progressing on a settlement which is thought will see Alexis Sanchez leave Manchester United on a free transfer to join Inter Milan on a permanent deal.
Sanchez has been on loan at Inter since August 2019 with United still paying a large portion of his £560k-a-week wages.
The Chile international would receive a payout from United for cancelling his contract, which still has two years to run. The details of the payout are unknown but the value of the remaining two years in wages is around £55m.
Sanchez is set to sign a three-year contract with Inter worth £6.3m a year. A deal should be finalised this week and would mean Sanchez is eligible to play for Inter in this season’s Europa League competition.
Should a deal be completed, it would mean United’s iconic No 7 shirt would be vacant. The shirt has been worn by George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. It is also, incidentally, the same number Jadon Sancho wears for Borussia Dortmund.
United are close to agreeing personal terms in principle on a five-year contract with Sancho, as discussions continue at an advanced stage with Dortmund over the structure of the transfer fee.
Dortmund have not moved from their €120m (£108m) valuation of the England international, but seem to be open to accepting less money up front.
Ideally, the Bundesliga side would want an initial €100m (£90m) to fund a replacement for the 20-year-old – though it is very unlikely they would spend that amount of money on a new signing, hence the softening of the stance on Sancho’s initial fee.
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