Shock Italian Suitors Emerge for Inter Misfit Alexis Sanchez

Inter are eager to offload veteran striker Alexis Sanchez and are awaiting offers, with Marseille, Villarreal, and surprisingly Napoli hot on his trail. He is taking up a huge chunk of the club’s wages despite not being a starter. The Nerazzurri are still reeling over their shortcomings in the transfer market, having lost out on two of their top targets this summer window – Paulo Dybala and Gleison Bremer.

As per the latest reports from Corriere della Sera, the Chilean is in the crosshairs of Napoli after the Partenopei are said to have inquired about his availability with the Milan club. He has received a couple of proposals in recent weeks, most notably from Marseille and Villarreal.

Napoli are currently dealing with the loss of club legends Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne, and despite signing young talents Ola Solbakken, who will join in January, and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, someone like Sanchez could provide much-needed experience and depth up front.

Simone Inzaghi already has the likes of returning striker Romelu Lukaku, Edin Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez, and Joaquin Correa. Sanchez is seen as surplus requirements, but more importantly, his €7.5M net per season wages has the upper management scratching their heads.

The 33-year-old’s Nerazzurri contract expires at the end of the 2022/23 season. In order to relieve him from the club, he will need to be compensated with a severance fee – touted to be as much as €5M. His agent Fernando Felicevich is expected to hold talks with the club soon enough. Alexis Sanchez would reportedly sign off on joining Napoli, differently from other teams.