Manchester United and Inter Milan could be close to reach an agreement on a move that would send Alexis Sanchez to the Serie A giants. However, there is one thing that could delay – and even cancel – the transfer. We are talking about Anthony Martial’s injury.
The French forward suffered a thigh injury this past weekend against Crystal Palace, and there is fear about him spending a long time on the sidelines. Martial went through scans and tests at the end of the match, but those results will arrive on Tuesday. In any case, the scenario is quite clear. Sanchez won’t go anywhere if Martial faces a long spell on the sidelines. That makes sense, though. After all, Manchester United do not have many alternatives on the attacking end.
The issue here lies on the fact that Alexis wants to move to Italy. He is not happy in England anymore, and he doesn’t want to be “just an alternative” for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Although with the way he played last season, some believe he shouldn’t even be in the team anymore. But right now, the Chilean’s future lies on the French’s thigh.
On the other hand, Inter Milan are doing everything they can to acquire Sanchez. They increased their offer once again, and Alexis is even willing to take a pay cut in order to move to Italy. He already played in the Serie A when he featured for Udinese between 2008 and 2011. Those performances on Italian soil granted him a move to FC Barcelona.
He is now looking to settle in Italy, and he would also play with former United striker Romelu Lukaku, who left the Old Trafford side earlier this month. Apparently, the Belgian is another reason why Alexis would want to move to Inter. They reportedly are very good friends, and would be keen to playing alongside each other one more time.
By all accounts, Tuesday could be a key day to determine what’s going to happen with Sanchez. But all signs point towards him getting closer and closer to the exit door just days before the end of the transfer window.