Alexis Sánchez will have to ‘significantly reduce’ his current wage packet if he is to secure a permanent move to Inter Milan this summer.

The Manchester United joined the Serie A side on loan from Old Trafford last summer, but the deal did not include a purchase option.

Inter Milan agreed to pay €5m of the €11m he earns at Manchester United for the duration of his loan spell, but they cannot afford to offer him the full wage packet according to CalcioMercato.

The two clubs are set to ‘sit around a table’ to discuss a possible transfer, but there is only one possibility that will push Inter to try and secure a permanent move.

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They need Sánchez to reduce his wage packet considerably and agree to ‘receive even less’ than the €5m Inter are paying him this season.

If the Chilean is willing to accept such terms, ‘Inter will try the thrust’ for his signature, if not they will wave goodbye and look elsewhere for the attacking signing Antonio Conte wants this summer.

That’s obviously not ideal for Sánchez or Manchester United, with both having made it clear their relationship is not exactly one with a long-term future.

The onus is now on the player to find agreeable terms with the Italia side to avoid being forced to head back to Manchester.