Inter Milan are keen on extending Alexis Sanchez’s loan spell to the end of the season, admitting they want to fully ‘evaluate his future’.
After what had been a wholly dreadful 18 months at Manchester United, Inter Milan opted to take the Chilean on a season long-loan, an agreement which is due to expire at the end of June.
His spell in Italy hasn’t exactly gone to plan though, a serious injury while on international duty back in October ruling him out until January, with the former Arsenal ace being restricted to just 15 appearances in all competitions for the Nerazzurri, scoring once and assisting three times.
Despite that though, Inter Milan Sporting Director Piero Ausilio has confirmed he is keen to extend Sanchez’s loan deal until the end of the rearranged season, Serie A expecting to get underway on June 20th and be completed over the summer months.
“First of all, let’s start from the premise that with all the players our desire is to continue until the end of the Serie A and Europa League season,” Ausilio told Sky Sports Italia.
“Our will is to end the season with all these players. If their contracts are ending, we are going to deal with the situation. The only thing that I can announce because it is official is that we practiced our option for [Ashley] Young.
“[But] We rely on Sanchez in these [next few] months, above all to be able to give a definitive evaluation of this player, who was injured and couldn’t play for a long time.
“Before this injury he was doing very well. I remember the matches against Barcelona and Sampdoria. That was the Sanchez of his best seasons, both with Udinese and with Arsenal.
“After the injury, he had just little time and then came into this very unlucky period [the coronavirus crisis]. But now since Serie A is resuming he will have the chance to prove his worth and then together we will take a decision.
“But honestly we both have the interest in ending the season in the best way and find an agreement, then evaluate his future.”
The Milan based outfit are thought to be paying just a quarter of Sanchez’s mammoth £450,000-a-week wages and have no option to buy, however, it’s hard to see Manchester United having any objections to extending his stay in northern Italy.