Inter Milan want to sign Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez on a permanent deal, BBC Sport report.
Sanchez, 31, has been on an impressive form so far for Inter Milan and scored his third goal in eight games during Saturday’s 3-0 win at Genoa.
Sanchez was involved again on Tuesday night as Inter Milan maintained finishing second in Serie A with a 2-0 win over Napoli.
Inter have not finished in Serie A’s top three since 2011.
The player’s United contract – thought to be around £400,000 a week – is beyond Inter’s reach but Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not want to keep the former Arsenal forward for next season.
Manchester United agreed to loan him out after failing to meet expectations totalling just 3 goals in 32 appearances for the Red Devils.
Sanchez was in best form of his career before making the switch from Arsenal to Manchester United
United have been paying a sizeable portion of Sanchez’s wages since he moved to Italy last summer and the former Arsenal man’s contract is not due to expire until 2022.
Any deal would almost certainly require some kind of pay off from United and a willingness by Sanchez to take a wage cut.
There is uncertainty over how long the player will be permitted to be involved in Inter’s Europa League campaign.
Sanchez will be available for the last-16 tie with Getafe on 5 August according to BBC Sport but with United also still in the competition, the existing deal would see the player then return to Old Trafford.