Barcelona have 'categorically said no' to taking Alexis Sanchez on loan from Man Utd

Alexis Sanchez during his days with Barcelona

Barcelona have rejected any notion of taking Alexis Sanchez on loan in the summer.

The Chilean's career is rapidly declining at Manchester United after his move from Arsenal in the 2018 January transfer window.

Sanchez has only scored three Premier League goals in over a year and is evidently not in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans.

The Norwegian is a certainty to land the job on a permanent basis and is keen to offload Sanchez.

However, his enormous wages will make a permanent move difficult, so sections of the English media have touted the possibility of a loan move.

But Catalan publication Mundo Deportivo have strongly denied that Barca will pursue a temporary deal for their former player.

While Barca are lacking in options at centre-forward - a role Sanchez can certainly play - they simply do not want him back.

The reality for the 30-year-old now is that few of the world's elite teams will be after his signature.

A few years back when he was on fire at Arsenal, the world of football really was his oyster.

Sanchez with Arsenal

Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Manchester City and United were all desperate to sign the man that had pretty much carried the Gunners during Arsene Wenger's final years.

Sanchez's best hope may be a return to Italian football, a place where he thrived with Udinese before his move to Barca in 2011.

There is also the hope of a Chinese Super League club coming in and signing him and matching his ridiculous wages at United.

Sanchez is currently the highest-paid player in the Premier League and if the Red Devils want to offload on loan, they will likely have to subsides part of his salary.

Sanchez vs Crystal Palace

Despite the fact the Chilean didn't cost a penny in transfer fees - it was a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan - he's arguably become the worst piece of business in the Premier League era.

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