The former Arsenal forward ended his miserable Old Trafford spell last summer when he joined the Serie A club, initially on loan.
Sanchez began his Inter career impressively but a serious injury stunted his progress. The 31-year-old has gradually begun to rediscover his best form since making his return in June and his permanent move is expected to be formally announced on Thursday.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Sanchez has been handed a substantial settlement by United after agreeing to effectively rip up the rest of his contract, which would have been worth up to £55million.
‘I think the Alexis Sanchez move is a great one made by the club. Considering the conditions we managed to get Alexis, it was a really good transfer,’ said Conte after last night’s Europa League win over Getafe.
‘He had come off two years when he was really struggling at Manchester United, then he got this injury with us and we took the time to get him back on track, so it’s only right that we are now able to reap the rewards of that effort.’
Sanchez could still come face-to-face with his old team-mates in the final of Europe’s second tier competition later this month after United also booked their place in the latter stages last night following a 7-1 aggregate win over LASK.
‘Progressing in Europe is also a chance to gain experience. I am happy with the performance. We could’ve had an even better scoreline,’ added Conte following a victory which set-up a quarter-final tie against either Rangers or Bayer Leverkusen.
‘Romelu (Lukaku) scored a great goal, attacking the space with the other striker moving towards him. I think Romelu took a while to get into the game, but then he made the difference as he stepped up a level. We had more chances to score.
‘I am glad that the lads proved they want to keep going and aren’t ready to go on vacation yet.’
United, meanwhile, have moved on from Sanchez and Lukaku, building their new-look forward line around Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and the emerging Mason Greenwood.
‘He [Alexis Sanchez] enjoyed his time there [Inter] and they have liked him so that’s a good move for him — he’s a top player, we want to see him play his best football,’ said Solskjaer last night during his post match press conference. ‘For whatever reason we didn’t see the best of him, he’s a top professional.’
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