Alexis Sanchez faces an uncertain future with Manchester United and Inter Milan yet to reach an agreement over a deal for the Chilean.
Inter’s attempt to get Sanchez on an initial loan deal has hit a stumbling block over Sanchez’s mammoth £400,000-a-week salary with the Serie A side only prepared to pay half of that amount.
United would only consider letting go of the player if Inter agree to pay the entirety of his wages.
Sanchez is keen on the move as he is eager to link up again with former United striker Romelu Lukaku – but he is thought to be unwilling to accept the kind of significant wage cut that would make the move easier to complete.
The Chile forward has had a hugely disappointing time at Old Trafford, scoring just five goals in a season-and-a-half. Sanchez scored as many times for his country at the Copa America this summer as he did through the entire 2018-19 campaign.
With the European transfer window set to close on 2 September, Sanchez looks likely to remain at Old Trafford – unless Inter significantly increase their figure before the transfer deadline.
Reports suggest that United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will only field Sanchez in the Carabao Cup and Europa League if the Chilean to remains at Old Trafford beyond the summer transfer window.