Deal Close: Inter Milan considering £18m move for Man Utd forward
Serie A giants, Inter Milan are reportedly happy to sign Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez on a permanent basis ahead of the next season.
While Sanchez has endured a disappointing loan spell with Antonio Conte’ side, the Chile international has scored one goal and three assists from his last three games.
According to Goal, that has resulted in Inter expressing a willingness to keep the Copa America winning forwrd to a full-time basis
There have been previous reported that Inter Milan and Man United would be unable to agree on terms over a transfer ahead of next campaign.
However, it is now suggested that the Serie A giants are willing to pay £18m for Chilean forward, likely on the basis that the player takes a wage cut.
The Red Devils are believed to be open to reaching a contract with Inter in order to free up space on their own wage bill.
Ashley Young and Romelu Lukaku have both joined the Italian giants from Man Utd on a permanent contract and Alexis Sanchez seems to be next on Antonio Conte’s radar.
Man Utd are currently in the battle for Champions League spot as they sit fifth in the standings two points separating from fourth-place Chelsea.
Man Utd £290,000 a-week star open to sign a new contract despite exit rumours
French midfielder Paul Pogba is reportedly happy to sign a new contract and extend his stay at Manchester United.
Since revealing in June 2019 that he wanted to take on a new challenge, the 27-year-old midfielder has been continually linked with a departure from Old Trafford.
Although the Red Devils are in a position where they can extend the 27-year-old’s current deal until 2022, it has been reported that club officials are yet to decide whether there is value in keeping world-cup winning playmaker at the club.
However, according to ESPN, player himself is increasingly content with life at Man Utd after recently returning from a long-term absence.
In his most recent outings in the English top-tier, the midfielder has linked up well with January arrival Bruno Fernandes, adding a different dimension to the Red Devils play.
That appears to have swayed Frenchman into looking to commit his future to Old Trafford, rather than pursuing a switch to either Juventus or Real Madrid.
Pogba currently earns around 290,000 per week at Manchester United he is the second-highest-paid player at the club after David de Gea.
Frenchman has played only 10 Premier League games this season and has yet to found back of the net, however, he has assisted four times.
Man Utd joined the race for £45m-rated La Liga defender
Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly weighing up an approach for Villarreal defender Pau Torres.
The 23-year-old centre-back has been a vital component of the Yellow Submarine’s backline this season, playing 29 La Liga games as Villarreal sit fifth in the standing.
Torres still has four years left on his current deal with the Spanish giants, however, his form in the Spanish top-tier this season have supposedly garnered the interest of several top clubs.
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea have joined the likes of Barcelona, Tottenham, Arsenal and Man City in the race to secure Torres’s services.
The report states that Torres possesses a £45m release clause in his current deal, although the Yellow Submarine would likely have to lower their price tag ahead of a transfer window set to be heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Man Utd have been quiet thus far as they yet to make any new addition for the next campaign, however, extended contract for Scott McTominay, Meanwhile, Chelsea have already added Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and Hakim Ziyech from Ajax to the ranks at Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2020-21 season.