Table-toppers offer 'exceptional' Rafa Benitez target to Everton for free
Inter Milan are working to offload Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window and have offered the forward to Everton for free, according to The Sun.
The Nerazzurri are desperate to remove the Chilean after failing to prove essential at the San Siro this season. Simone Inzaghi has only started the 33-year-old in three Serie A games over 12 appearances all term so far.
Sanchez has also only offered two goals and three assists, while playing just 72-minutes over four Champions League substitute outings. He failed to open any tie, as the Scudetto holders finished second in Group D to Real Madrid.
Inter now want to rid themselves of Sanchez with the 144-cap international’s £175k-a-week contract running to 2024. So, they offered him to Everton, despite only holding a one-point lead over AC Milan atop the Serie A standings.
Benitez considering Everton transfer for Inter Milan forward Sanchez
Rafa Benitez is considering signing Sanchez from Inter Milan as the Spaniard fears Everton may lose Richarlison or Dominic Calvert-Lewin. So, he would intently target a new attacker if either key player leaves Goodison Park.
Sanchez has now been on Everton’s radar for a January transfer from Inter Milan for a few months. Inter Live also reported in October that Benitez would like the former Arsenal and Manchester United winger on Merseyside.
However, the Nerazzurri were not keen on their former manager’s proposal at the time. The Blues chief was considering offering Cenk Tosun in exchange for Sanchez. But the San Siro side were intent on receiving a fee for the Chilean.
Sanchez completed a permanent move to Inter Milan from Manchester United in 2020 for free. The Red Devils agreed to pay the forward off to waive the final two-years of his £560k-a-week contract, per Sky Sports.
The forward failed to show at Old Trafford what he had given Arsenal in four-years in north London. Arsene Wenger lauded Sanchez, via Sky Sports, while with the Gunners – where he won two FA Cups – dubbing him ‘exceptional’.