Inter Milan want to keep Alexis Sanchez beyond the current June 30 deadline but Manchester United have rejected the proposal, according to reports in Italy. It is claimed the Red Devils do not want the attacker featuring for Inter in the latter stages of the Europa League.
Sanchez was shipped out on loan to Inter this season after failing to make an impression at Old Trafford following his move from Arsenal.
United are looking for a permanent home for the Chilean flop but club's are put off by his extortionate wages.
Inter are willing to ease the financial burden of Sanchez's pay packet
beyond their current agreement.
The Italian giants want to extend the loan deal by two months so the 31-year-old can feature in the Europa League.
UEFA is set to complete their major competitions in August with a condensed mini-tournament.
United and Inter have both made it through to the quarter-finals and are among the favourites to lift the trophy.
To gain an advantage, Sky Sports Italia are claiming United will not let the Serie A side keep hold of Sanchez.
Inter do not want to keep Sanchez on a permanent basis but the United ace has been offered a career lifeline by Real Valladolid.
Brazil legend Ronaldo owns the La Liga club and he has recently reached out to Sanchez.
"Alexis Sanchez has succeeded wherever he's gone. He has a lot of quality," the World Cup winner said on a Zoom interview with Banco Santander.
"If he doesn't succeed at Inter, Valladolid will open their doors to him."
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not ruled out allowing Sanchez a second chance of success at Old Trafford.
Back in January the Norwegian said: "Alexis Sanchez will come back in the summer and prove you all wrong."
But behind the scenes it is thought Solskjaer wants to use Sanchez's wages on refreshing the squad.
The Red Devils have made Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho their top target and are also keeping close tabs on Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.