Giuseppe Marotta, the director of football at one of Italy’s biggest clubs, Inter Milan, has confirmed talks is ongoing with United over the extension of Alexis Sanchez’s loan with them.
Sanchez has been on loan at Inter since last summer, and lately, has been impressive for them, after a very slow start.
The Chilean’s loan deal was set to expire in late June, but United granted an extension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Inter, however, are seeking an extension, to have the 31 year old with them in the Europa League, and that hasn’t worked according to plan so far.
In a recent chat with Sky Sports Italy, Marotta Confirmed the development, saying: “It’s an anomalous issue, considering the Europa League can be changed by the absence of certain players.
“The situation has not been resolved yet, we are working to at least keep hold of him for the entire Europa League.”
United are still in the Europa League too, and could face Inter at some stage in the competition, where there are no laws forbidding a player playing against his parent club.
But more importantly, United is said to be holding back from sanctioning an extension because of Sanchez’s wages. United currently share his wage burden with Inter, and are not keen on paying that much anymore.