Soccer

Inter Milan signs Alexis Sanchez on loan from Manchester United

AP

Forward Alexis Sanchez has joined Inter Milan on loan after underperforming at Manchester United.

Inter and United both confirmed the season-long deal Thursday.

While financial details were not announced, the teams are expected to both pay a share of Sanchez’s hefty salary — the highest on United’s squad. The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Inter will pay Sanchez €5 million ($5.5 million) per season with United covering the remaining €7 million.

At Inter, Sanchez will rejoin former United teammate Romelu Lukaku, who joined the Nerazzurri in a club-record €80 million transfer at the start of the month.

Lukaku was among the scorers as Inter beat Lecce 4-0 in its Serie A opener in coach Antonio Conte’s debut on Monday.

For the 30-year-old Sanchez, it’s a return Italy after establishing himself at Udinese from 2006-11.

Sanchez scored only five goals in 45 appearances for United over the last 1½ seasons after moving to Old Trafford from Arsenal. He also played for Barcelona.

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