Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez will be unveiled as an Inter Milan player on Thursday after the Serie A giants agreed to sign the Chilean on a free transfer.
Sanchez, 31, became United’s record earner in 2018 when he joined the club from Arsenal on wages of £450,000-a-week.
However, the Chile international managed just five goals in 45 appearances for United and was loaned to Inter Milan on a season-long deal at the start of the campaign.
After recapturing his form, Inter were keen to make Sanchez’s move a permanent one and United have agreed to waive a transfer fee in order to get the former Barcelona attacker off the books.
Under the terms of Sanchez’s loan, the Chilean would have been prevented from featuring in the Europa League knockout stages.
However, Inter’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta confirmed before tonight’s game against Getafe that Sanchez will be confirmed as a Inter player on Thursday.
‘Unofficially, we’ll make it official tomorrow morning,’ said Marotta.
‘The player is entirely owned by Inter. We have a contract with him for three seasons.’ With Inter in the other half of the Europa League draw, United could potentially face the Serie A giants in the final if both sides manage to progress.
That would mean United come up against three former palyers, as Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young are both at the San Siro.