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Done deal: Alexis Sanchez joins Inter Milan on loan from Man United until June 2020

The 30-year-old endured a disappointing stay at Old Trafford after arriving from Arsenal in January 2018.

Sanchez scored three goals in 32 Premier League appearances for Man United.
Sanchez scored three goals in 32 Premier League appearances for Man United.
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ALEXIS SANCHEZ HAS completed a loan move from Manchester United to Inter Milan for the duration of the 2019/20 campaign, bringing an end to a dismal spell at Old Trafford.

Sanchez joined United from Arsenal in January 2018, but scored just three goals in 32 Premier League appearances. The forward has been deemed surplus to requirements by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite Romelu Lukaku also joining Inter this summer.

“Alexis Sanchez is officially an Inter player,” the club confirmed on Thursday evening.

“The Chilean has joined the Nerazzurri from Manchester United on a loan deal that will last until 30 June 2020.”

Sanchez returns to Italy following an eight-year departure in Spain and England. The 30-year-old spent three seasons at Udinese before joining Barcelona in 2011, where he won a La Liga title and the Copa del Rey.

Inter had expressed interest in bringing Edin Dzeko to San Siro. With Antonio Conte taking over in the dugout from Luciano Spalletti, the Nerazzurri are keen to challenge for the title again this season against bitter rivals Juventus.

With Dzeko extending his contract with AS Roma, Inter instead switched interests to Sanchez, who scored 21 goals in 112 appearances during his previous spell in Serie A.

Lukaku joined Inter in a deal worth €80 million and scored on his debut against Lecce last weekend.

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Neither Inter nor Manchester United confirmed whether Sanchez’s loan move included a purchase option following the forward’s initial 10-month stay in Milan.

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