Manchester United can qualify for the Champions League by either finishing in the top four or by winning the Europa League this season.
Even a fifth place finish this term would be sufficient, provided CAS don’t overturn Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition.
Inter Milan are one of the contenders for this season’s Europa League and they have the services of Alexis Sánchez, who is currently on loan from the Old Trafford club.
Antonio Conte’s side retain an option to make the Chilean’s transfer permanent, but the Serie A side have not exercised that option.
Three days ago, Sky Italia explained United ‘don’t want to extend’ the forward’s loan stay at beyond this month, as they don’t want to improve Inter’s chances of winning the Europa League.
Another report from Sky Italia now explains the situation regarding the former Arsenal man is ‘concerning’ for the Nerazzurri.
They need to find an agreement with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, not only to extend the loan stay, but also for the player’s salary for that period. The deadline for this is June 30th.
It’s claimed, ‘in fact, Inter would like to buy’ Sánchez, however, it’s not easy to conclude the deal in a short period of time. Sky Italia add, ‘there is trust, but we must continue to work’.
Should Inter be able to assure Manchester United they will make the South American’s transfer permanent, the English club could then be willing to allow Sánchez to finish the season at the San Siro.