South American forward unlikely to make a return to Man Utd next summer

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Alexis Sanchez only moved to Serie A side Inter Milan on loan from Manchester United at the end of last month but already he is eyeing a permanent stay in Milan, according to the latest reports.

The 30-year-old star agreed a season-long loan move to Inter following a dismal 18-month stint at Old Trafford which saw him net only five goals in 45 appearances.

Alexis is yet to play for his new team having been an unused substitute during their 2-1 victory over Rolando Maran’s Cagliari in their final fixture before the international break.

Although the Chilean star hasn’t even played a game for his new head coach Antonio Conte, he’s already ‘dreaming’ of a permanent transfer to Italy, according to Corriere dello Sport.

United were interested in offloading Sanchez permanently in the summer but were unable to find an interested club willing to cover his enormous wages, reportedly around £400,000-a-week.

Instead, the club decided to let him join Nerazzurri on loan and they will cover around three-quarters of Alexis’ salary during his season-long stint in Serie A.

In spite of agreeing to Sanchez’s departure, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted Sanchez could still have a future at Old Trafford, saying: “I am sure we will see Alexis back.”

“We have just got to hope that he plays regular football for a year now and then he can find his form.”

Whether any of Alexis’ former teammates would agree with Ole’s sentiments is another matter after reports emerged that their stars were glad to see the back of the South American.

He has previous experience of living in Italy after enjoying a productive three-year spell with Udinese between 2008-2011.