INTER MILAN are on the brink of clinching a permanent deal for Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez - reportedly on a free transfer.

The Chile striker is in Inter's Europa League squad after his improved loan form helped Antonio Conte's men soar to a second-place finish in Serie A, just a point off Juventus.

Former Arsenal hero Sanchez, 31, bagged three goals and seven assists, coming off the bench in Saturday's 2-0 win at Atalanta.

And on Monday the Nerazzurri included him in their 25-man selection for the shortened Euro tournament.

Inter were keen not to pick up Sanchez's huge £500,000-a-week wages in full, while United are keen to get the money off their books.