West Ham United have been in contact with Alexis Sánchez’s agent Fernando Felicevich as they consider a potential move this summer.
Sánchez is currently on loan with Italian side Inter Milan, having been shipped out by Manchester United last summer.
He has struggled in Italy, though, with injuries limiting him to just 15 appearances in all competitions and just one goal and three assists to date.
According to FC Inter News, they are not keen on keeping him in any capacity beyond this summer, mostly because of his disappointing performances but also because his €12m a year wages are ‘unthinkable’ for Antonio Conte’s side.
Sánchez will, therefore, be returning to Manchester United, but that will only be ‘temporary’ as they are not keen on having him either.
They no longer consider him a part of the project and are already looking for a solution to the problem, namely a club that can afford the vast wages he currently earns at Old Trafford.
Despite those being a huge stumbling block, there is interest in the Premier League, and Bundesliga and West Ham are among them.
The Hammers have contacted his agent Fernando Felicevich to ask for ‘information’ ahead of a possible move, although that is the extent of their interest so far.
It seems doubtful that they could pull it off, though. Even if Sánchez halves his wages, he will still be an expensive signing for any club.
West Ham are not exactly super-rich, and David Moyes would surely feel that, if such money was available, it would be better spent elsewhere than on a 31-year-old whose career continues to decline.