Transfer Talk: Man Utd willing to pay Sanchez to play for Roma

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Updated: August 14, 2019
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United desperate to offload Sanchez to Roma

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United are desperate to get rid of striker Alexis Sanchez and are even prepared to pay Roma to take the Chilean on loan, according to the Sun.

The outlet reports that United are currently planning on banishing Sanchez to the reserves, but are keen to try and sell — or at worst offload him on loan — before the European transfer window closes on Sept. 2.

Roma are keen to take Sanchez on loan but refuse to pay his huge salary, which means United may have to pay a percentage in order to get him out.

Sanchez has been described as a negative influence behind the scenes by both previous United boss Jose Mourinho and current incumbent Solskjaer, and on Tuesday it was reported that he was been involved in a training ground bust-up with teammate Mason Greenwood.

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez played well for Chile at the Copa America, but that has not been enough to convince United to keep him at Old Trafford.

Bakayoko in high-interest loan return to Monaco?

Tiemoue Bakayoko could be on the move once more, with Monaco interested in taking the Chelsea flop on loan, according to the Sun.

Bakayoko signed for the Blues for £40 million from the French side in 2017 but spent last season on loan at AC Milan, and it would appear as though the France international has no future under Frank Lampard.

Danny Drinkwater has already left Chelsea on loan to join Burnley, and now Bakayoko could be following him through the exit door to rejoin the club with which he starred as they won the league in 2017. The 2016-17 campaign was Bakayoko’s third in the principality, and in total he made 92 appearances during his stay.

Galatasaray attempted to sign Bakayoko earlier in August, but Monaco’s interest could be a good opportunity for Lampard to get Bakayoko off the Chelsea wage bill.

United brace themselves for Pogba bid

Manchester United are counting down the hours until the end of the transfer window in Europe as they brace themselves for a last-minute bid for Paul Pogba from Real Madrid.

The Mirror are reporting that Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is demanding his employers sign Pogba before the European window shuts, and that he could even walk out on the club if they fail to do so.

Sources have told ESPN FC that United will resist any bid for Pogba and have had assurances from 26-year-old that he is committed to the club this season.

The France international provided two assists in United’s 4-0 home win against Chelsea on the opening day of the season, highlighting his importance to the Reds as their most effective midfielder.

Tap-ins

– With Napoli seemingly giving up on signing James Rodriguez, La Gazzetta Dello Sport is suggesting AC Milan could make a move for the Colombian on loan, and sneak Isco into the deal for good measure. James is out of the picture under Zidane and is just as keen to leave as the club are to get him off the wage bill. A loan move could suit everyone, and help Madrid bring transfer targets in.

– Real Madrid look set to miss out on Donny van de Beek. That’s according to Marca, who are reporting that in the mixed zone following Ajax’s 3-2 Champions League qualifying win over PAOK on Tuesday, Van de Beek hinted he was staying put.

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