Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted Alexis Sanchez remains part of his plans and has not been dropped to the reserves amid reports the Chilean forward wants to leave.
While the UK transfer window has closed, Sanchez has been linked with a move to Italy this summer as the Seria A window remains open. It would leave Manchester United short of strikers. Sanchez is currently working his way back to fitness after the Copa América.
Per the Times, Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan are all keen on the 30-year-old. His wages are the longlasting issue but a structured loan deal is being touted.
Elsewhere this week, there were reports of a training ground clash between Sanchez and 17-year-old Mason Greenwood and that Solkskjaer would banish Sanchez to the U23s if no transfer was arranged.
Speaking at his Friday press conference, Solkskjaer said Sanchez could still play a part this season.
“Alexis is such a professional and he comes in working every single day really hard and wants to be a part of this,” he said. “It is these stories he’s been put in the reserves, of course he hasn’t. He has had three weeks now, he is a few weeks behind the rest but close to being ready."
He went on to add, "We expect him to come good at this club."