Serie A giants eager to sign €20m-rated Man United attacker

Nerazzurri are eager to extend Alexis Sanchez’s loan for a second time so he can play in the UEL and have reportedly proposed a penalty clause if they meet Red Devils in the final.

Inter Milan have already extended Chile international’s deal once to allow him to finish off the rearranged Serie A campaign, though that deal finishes at the start of August after club’s final game with Atalanta. A few days later they have their UEL last-16 second-leg clash against Getafe, though Alexis currently would not be eligible to play.

It was agreed that the topic would be revisited closer to the time and now negotiations have restarted with Inter Milan asking Man United for Sanchez to be allowed to play in the UEL. Inter Milan signed Christian Eriksen during the winter transfer window.

Their case has been boosted somewhat due to the two clubs being drawn apart and they cannot meet until the final, with Nerazzurri proposing a penalty fee should that happen in an effort to get the deal over the line. Unlike in the PL, there are no rules that prohibit a loan player playing with their parent club in the UEL.

Man United are unlikely to demand a big fee, having swapped Alexis for Mkhitaryan without paying a sum to Arsenal and they would be eager to get his enormous salary off the wage bill, though may think twice about bolstering a European rival if they fail to qualify for the UCL through their domestic league position