Manchester United have begun the search for clubs willing to sign Alexis Sanchez on a permanent deal in the summer, according to reports.
Sanchez, who moved to United from Arsenal in a swap deal in 2018, struggled to find his best form at Old Trafford and was exiled from the squad by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Chile international was sent out on loan to Inter Milan this season season and will return to Old Trafford in June.
However, according to the Manchester Evening News, United and Solskjaer do not want Sanchez around and are keen to offload him in the summer.
Having made their decision, the club are now said to be looking for potential buyers as they aim to tie up the winger’s permanent exit.
The latest report comes following comments from Solskjaer at a press conference that Sanchez would come back to prove his doubters wrong.
The MEN claims that Solskjaer’s response was “provoked” by a reporter who interrupted him midway through his answer.
Sanchez has also struggled to rediscover his best form at Inter, where he has been hampered by injury.
The 31-year-old played two of his side’s opening five Serie A games but only made his comeback in mid-January.
Sanchez was handed a start up front alongside Romelu Lukaku in Sunday’s comeback derby win over AC Milan partly due to the unavailability of Lautaro Martinez, who is Antonio Conte’s preferred striker.
In other news, United midfielder Scott McTominay has revealed that he is closing in on a return to action following injury.
The Scotland international has been out since injuring his knee on Boxing Day.
McTominay said of his recovery: “It has been going well, Obviously, it is never nice watching football matches when you have been playing, you want to be involved and you want to be helping the team as well.”