ATLETICO MADRID boss Diego Simeone is keen on a bid for Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.
The Wanda Metropolitano chief is among a handful of interested parties who are looking at the Chilean, 30.
According to reports in Chile, Sanchez has had contact from Atleti over a potential summer switch complete with £500,000-a-week wages.
Inter Milan and Juventus are two clubs also interested in the former Barcelona and Arsenal star.
Simeone is well known for his tough love getting the best out of under-performing players, with the likes of Diego Costa and Fernando Torres prime examples.
Sanchez has been one of the worst signings in Premier League history after switching from Arsenal to United and scoring just three goals in the league.
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And he had two major injury spells last season before returning for the last five games, then missing the final day defeat to Cardiff.
Sanchez will attempt to put his woes behind him at the Copa America as they face Japan, Ecuador and Uruguay in Group C, after their pre-tournament friendly against Haiti.
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