Forward Alexis Sanchez has made the decision to stay at Inter Milan for the rest of the season rather than leave in January.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper reports that Sanchez will reject offers from Al-Ittihad and Al-Ettifaq.
35-year-old Chilean international Sanchez is currently one of four senior forwards in Inter’s squad.
Sanchez made the return to Inter during the summer transfer window. He did so on a free transfer.
Somewhat ironically, the former Manchester United, Arsenal, and Barcelona forward re-joined Inter just twelve months after he had left, having departed via a termination of his contract by mutual consent.
Sanchez had previously spent three seasons at Inter between 2019 and 2022.
The Chilean had joined Marseille for one season, where he had a prolific campaign. But at the end of his one-year contract with the Ligue 1 giants, Sanchez left and joined Inter.
Alexis Sanchez Decides To Stay At Inter In January
So far this season, Sanchez has been largely a backup option for Inter.
The 35-year-old has played just 122 minutes in Serie A. He has yet to score or assist a goal in the league.
On the other hand, Sanchez has already scored twice in the Champions League.
The Chilean scored the opener in a 2-1 win over Red Bull Salzburg, perhaps his biggest contribution so far this season.
But apart from that, Sanchez has been firmly behind Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram in the pecking order.
That has led to a bit of uncertainty about Sanchez’s future.
There is some transfer interest in the veteran forward for as early as next month. Both of All-Ettihad and Al-Ettifaq are keen to bring Sanchez in during the January transfer window.
But according to Tuttosport, Sanchez has little interest in leaving Inter in the coming weeks.
The 35-year-old is still keen to see out the season with the Nerazzurri. He still feels that he has a contribution to make in the run-in of the season.
Then at the end of next June, Sanchez’s contract with Inter will expire.
He’ll make a decision on his future then – as will Inter. But as far as next month, the likelihood of Sanchez departing and Inter signing a replacement appears very low.