Manchester United demonstrate how desperate they are to loan out Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United (opens in new tab) have told Roma (opens in new tab) that they are prepared to pay some of Alexis Sanchez's wages if the Serie A side take him on loan, according to The Sun (opens in new tab).

The Italian outfit have been exploring the possibility of signing the Chile international on a temporary basis, but his potential £500,000-a-week pay packet has proven to be a stumbling block.

However, United are so desperate to get rid of Sanchez that they are willing to pay a large chunk of his salary. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided that he does not want the former Arsenal (opens in new tab) forward involved with United's first-team squad this season.

And the Norwegian is even willing to banish Sanchez to the reserves if he refuses a move away.

United will be looking to build on their 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea on the opening weekend when they travel to Wolves (opens in new tab) on Monday.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).