Even though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently said Alexis Sanchez would be returning to Manchester United at the end of the season, the Italian media doesn’t believe it.

FC Inter News comes up with a story today saying the Red Devils’ plan is cash in with the player’s sale in the summer.

Inter Milan, who have him on loan for a few more months, are still not sure they would sign him permanently at the end of his spell.

Besides having to pay a fee for the transfer, the big problem would be his salary, since he currently makes €12m net per season on his contract with Manchester United.

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The other issue is that Sanchez is still to convince Inter Milan he’s worth the investment. His ups and downs for the club are making his future very doubtful so far.

The report claims that only decisive goals at end of the season would change the current scenario. Otherwise, the Nerazzurri would rather go for other targets, such as Dries Mertens.

Manchester United’s public stance on the player may well be to help them try and get a transfer fee in the next market, or to protect themselves if a sale is simply too difficult.

Had Solskjaer said there was no future for Sanchez at Old Trafford then his value would plummet further.