Inter seeks to retain Alexis Sánchez for the Europa League


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Inter seeks to retain Alexis Sánchez for the Europa League

The Chilean could return to United before crossing with Bordalás. “I hope the club can resolve this situation,” said the Inter coach.

The continuity of Alexis Sanchez became a priority for the Inter de Milan. And it is that since the resumption of Serie A, the Chilean participated in 10 goals, with three conquests and seven assists, being essential to reach the subliderato, surpassing the surprising Atalanta, although with few options to reach Juventus who, with a victory in the three dates remaining for the term of the competition, will raise its ninth consecutive Scudetto.

Now, the objective of the Lombards is to be able to retain him so that he can fully compete in the Europa League, with Getafe as his first challenge. The winner of this duel will face, in the quarterfinals, the winner of the duel between Rangers and Bayer Leverkusen. In the first leg, the Germans won 3-1 at home. “We have had some contact with Manchester United to understand if we can extend their stay after the Europa League playoffs with Getafe,” Giuseppe Marotta, sports director for the Nerazzurri, admitted a few days ago.

“It is an unusual situation, since the Europa League would be harmed by the absence of certain players. The issue has not yet been settled and we are working to keep him with us, at least, until the end of this season,” he added.

And in the run-up to the trip to Gelsenkirchen, to face José Bordalás’s team, on August 5 at the Veltins-Arena, and given the rumors that the Red Devils would not extend the loan of the Wonder Boy on the peninsula, Antonio Conte maintained that “I hope the club is able to resolve this situation because until now we did not have Alexis very available (due to an ankle injury) and we played every 3 or 4 days in the league only with Lautaro, Lukaku and the young Esposito, who He still has to make his way. Having a valuable alternative to attack is essential for us (…) The problem is United “.

Since the return after confinement, the Tocopilla-born was one of the most influential in the Milanese with Lukaku, who added six goals, even missing two games due to injury, and beating Lautaro, who only scored one goal and gave two assists .

“Winning is never easy and in the Europa League there are great teams, especially Manchester United. Of course we want to do our best and I always tell the boys that we cannot set limits. But at the same time we are aware of our path, the fact that we have to grow. Getafe is a team with a history that has made Barcelona and Real Madrid suffer a lot. It will not be easy, among other things because we will play in the Europa League after many exhausting weeks. I hope to have everyone available For that game, because this year, especially in midfield, we had a lot of problems. Neighbor and Sensi, as well as Sánchez, were unexpected absences and we have to thank for having a player like Borja Valero because he has saved us in many situations “Conte closed.

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