Ole Gunnar Solskjaer transfer hopes hit as Man Utd stuck with Alexis Sanchez – EXCLUSIVE

Express Sport understands United are desperate to offload Sanchez this summer after an injury ravaged campaign saw him only score twice in 27 games.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to make wholesale changes to his squad by shipping out a number of players like Sanchez to bring in younger and hungrier players.

The Red Devils have already lured Daniel James to Old Trafford, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Declan Rice, Sean Longstaff and Jadon Sancho also in their sights.

But Manchester United are being thwarted with even cash rich Chinese Super League clubs baulking at the £25million a year in wages it will cost them to sign former Arsenal man Sanchez.

Sanchez, whose reputation is in tatters after a disastrous 18 months in the north west, is likely to join United for pre-season in the Far East when he returns from the Copa America.

Ironically he has scored as many goals for Chile in the tournament as he did for United in the whole of last season after netting against Ecuador on Friday night.

Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda later took a clear pop shot at the Old Trafford dressing room claiming that his United team-mates need to show him more love.

“Perhaps in Manchester he does not have the emotional bond he has with his team mates here, that affection,” said Rueda.

“Manchester United have had problems for a while, so he does not have the structure he has here.”

Meanwhile, Real Madrid could be about to ditch their interest in Paul Pogba after United rebuffed two approaches they have made for the French World Cup winner.

Zinedine Zidane wants to link up with his fellow countryman but United are saying that he isn’t for sale which could mean Real will now move for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.

Pogba and Eriksen have both hinted they are ready to move on to pastures new before the start of the 2018/19 campaign.

However, United are in a stronger position to keep hold of their prime asset given he has two years left on his contract.

Ed Woodward and co. also have the option to bump up Pogba’s deal by a further 12 months if they wish to.

Eriksen, though, will enter the final year of his current Tottenham agreement at the start of July.

With his mind wandering, Spurs might be forced to cash in rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer.

source: express.co.uk