According to Italian publication Tuttosport (h/t Daily Star), Inter Milan could extend the loan of Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez.
It will come as a significant financial boost for United following the after-effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 31-year-old joined the Nerazzurri on loan last summer after failing to make an impact at Old Trafford. It has been more of the same, with him struggling for both form and fitness at the San Siro.
The Chilean star had scored just once in 15 appearances before football was suspended. Inter were believed to have no interest in making the move permanent in the upcoming transfer window.
However, their plans appear to have changed. According to the report, Sanchez could remain at the San Siro for longer with both clubs potentially agreeing to extend the loan.
Doing so will benefit both teams financially, with Inter likely to have to replace Lautaro Martinez should he leave for Barcelona.
Choosing to retain Sanchez will see Antonio Conte save a considerable amount of the money raised by not having to sign a replacement.
The report also goes on to add that United would agree to an extension if Inter slightly increase the amount they pay of the Chilean’s salary. United currently pay around £6m of his £10.7m-a-year salary, with Inter footing the rest.
Signing Sanchez has proven to be a colossal error by United. A liability on and off the pitch, United have spent a combined £64.65m on the player with minimal returns.
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It is clear that Sanchez has no future at United. To move him on would be best for the club. However, given his massive wages, it has proven difficult to find a buyer.
In the event we have no other choice, minimizing the financial impact he has on the club will be the best option.
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