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Inter signs Alexis Sanchez on loan from Man United

Alexis Sanchez, second from right, waves to fans upon his arrival at the Coni (Italian Olympic Committee) office for medical checks, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Sanchez will leave Manchester united on a loan deal with the Italian Serie A soccer team, Inter Milan, Italian news agency ANSA said. (Daniel Dal Zennaro / ANSA via AP)
Alexis Sanchez, second from right, waves to fans upon his arrival at the Coni (Italian Olympic Committee) office for medical checks, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Sanchez will leave Manchester united on a loan deal with the Italian Serie A soccer team, Inter Milan, Italian news agency ANSA said. (Daniel Dal Zennaro / ANSA via AP)
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MILAN – 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 euros ($5.5 million) per season with United covering the remaining 7 million euros.

At Inter, Sanchez will rejoin former United teammate Romelu Lukaku, who joined the Nerazzurri in a club-record 80 million euro 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 1 1/2 seasons after moving to Old Trafford from Arsenal. He also played for Barcelona.

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