Ex-Man Utd flop lined up for shock swap just months into three-year deal

Date published: Thursday 28th January 2021 8:54 - Isaac Johnson

Former Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez could reportedly be on his way out of Inter Milan just five months after signing on a permanent deal.

The ex-Arsenal attacker spent a year on loan at the Italian giants before his contract with the Red Devils was terminated in the summer.

The Chile international had a torrid time at Old Trafford following his 2018 transfer from the Gunners.

He featured 45 times for United, scoring just five times and assisting nine goals.

The move to Serie A was deemed as a fresh start for Sanchez when he signed onto Inter’s books in August.

But, just days after his 50th appearance for the club, his current three-year deal looks to be ending very prematurely.

 

 

The 32-year-old has started only 10 of his 19 appearances this season, scoring twice and grabbing two assists.

The Mirror reports that Inter boss Antonio Conte is growing frustrated with the attacker’s persistent injuries.

Now, via Twitter, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims that Roma are interested in a swap deal for striker Edin Dzeko.

The Bosnian has netted seven times in 15 league games so far this season.

The 34-year-old fired in 19 goals last campaign, which is the same amount Sanchez has managed in his last three.

Whether Conte would risk upsetting star striker Romelu Lukaku by bringing in a player similarly hungry for a hefty amount of game time, remains to be determined.


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 Upamecano will not move to United in January

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Well-respected journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed RB Leipzig have categorically ruled out the exit of in-form defender Dayot Upamecano this month.

The centre-half has caught the attentions of many European clubs this season, including Manchester United.

The Red Devils are front-runners in the pursuit of the Frenchman, who may cost up to €55m.

However, Romano rather dashed the hopes of United fans who would like to see Upamecano in club colours.

He tweeted: “To be clear about Dayot Upamecano. No chances for him to leave RB Leipzing in the coming days, he’ll be sold next summer [release clause €42.5m].

“Manchester United are *not* in talks to sign him in January. The race is open for next summer.”

Chelsea, Liverpool and Bayern Munich have reportedly also registered their interest in the 22-year-old.

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