Inter Milan have asked Manchester United to subsidise Alexis Sanchez’s wages if he joins the Serie A side on loan, claims transfer expert Duncan Castles.
Sanchez is said to be close to completing a season-long loan to Inter Milan.
The Chile international has had a miserable time at Manchester United since joining from Arsenal in January 2018.
It would be the second player Inter have signed from United this summer following the £73million acquisition of Romelu Lukaku.
But Castles says Inter will not want to pay all of Sanchez’s mega wages and have asked United to subsidise some of them.
Castles says it would be similar to when Wayne Rooney left United for Everton back in 2017, as the Red Devils agreed to continue paying their former captain.
“So you’re looking at a situation where Manchester United are being asked to subsidise the player’s wages while he goes to Inter.
“There is obviously precedence of this, United did that with Wayne Rooney to get him out of the club and get him to Everton a couple of seasons ago.
“The deal that has been discussed is for a loan for this season on a small loan fee, with Inter having an obligatory option to buy in a year’s time for around €15m.
“That would help the with their Financial Fair Play because they won’t have two transfer fees, Lukaku and Sanchez, on the same year’s accounts.
If Alexis Sanchez leaves United, he will do so having scored just five goals in 45 appearances.