MANCHESTER UNITED could be stuck with Alexis Sanchez next season with the winger reportedly refusing to take a pay cut.
The Chilean, who is due back at Old Trafford on August 7 when his loan deal at Inter Milan expires, still had nearly two years remaining on his £25million-a-year contract.
According to the Daily Mail, Sanchez's refusal to take a pay cut on his £505,000-a-week salary will be a major stumbling block to securing another move
The report claims that the 31-year-old also wants to stay in Europe rather than play in China or the Middle East.
Sanchez is keen on extending his stay in Italy after a mixed campaign on loan at Inter.
Sanchez scored just his second goal of the Serie A season last week, netting the second in a 6-0 win over bottom-placed Brescia.
But the former Barcelona forward, who speaks Italian, is settled at the San Siro alongside former United team-mates Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young.
And boss Antonio Conte would like to keep Sanchez, but Inter are reluctant to cough up an £18m transfer.
The Italians have been paying half of the winger's £300k-a-week basic salary this season.
But United risk being stuck shelling out the full burden with Sanchez's contract running until June 30, 2022.
Inter chief Beppe Marrotta confirmed last month that the club want to keep Sanchez while also attempting to land extensions for Victor Moses and Ivan Perisic.
He told Sky Sports: "This is a great regulatory anomaly that needs to be resolved because we are still dealing with Chelsea and Manchester United today to try to extend their loans.
“It is not a beautiful thing. We are also dealing with Bayern Munich over Ivan Perisic.”
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