Inter Milan are still working to try and negotiate an extension to Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez’s loan spell, but talks are proving difficult. That’s the word of Inter CEO Guiseppe Marotta, who believed the Serie A giants are still working with United and Chelsea for Sanchez and Victor Moses respectively.
United could be forced to take Sanchez back at the end of this week.
The Chilean’s loan agreement – signed last summer – expires at the end of June, with no extension currently in place.
The 31-year-old’s time in Italy has been largely unsuccessful, though he suffered from a tendon injury late last year.
Since the turn of the year, Sanchez has made just two starts in the league, providing three assists but no goals.
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Still, Inter are keen to keep him around for the extended Serie A season, and are currently in talks with United over an extension.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted that if the Chilean returns to Old Trafford, he will simply be used as a squad player.
Sanchez, who earns a reported £500,000-per-week at Old Trafford with bonuses included, is one of the players United are keen to part ways with this summer as they attempt to sign Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho.
But Moratta indicated that a deal to extend his stay in Italy won’t be easy, suggesting he could be forced to return.
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Speaking on Sunday, he confirmed that Inter want him to stay, as they do with Moses, but that talks were still ongoing.
“This is a great regulatory anomaly that needs to be resolved because we are still dealing with Chelsea and Manchester United today to try to extend their loans,” Marrotta said.
“It is not a [easy] thing.”
Marotta also confirmed that Inter are in talks with Bayern Munich over extending Ivan Perisic’s stay.