Manchester United will reportedly refuse to lower their demands for forgotten man Alexis Sanchez this summer.
Sanchez, 31, has spent this season on loan at Inter Milan after a dismal 18 months at Old Trafford where he failed to make an impression under Jose Mourinho or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Fortunately for the Chilean, he has finally found some form under Antonio Conte since the restart, making 10 goal contributions.
And Inter are now believed to want to make a deal for the reinvigorated forward permanent after refusing to extend his loan spell for the Europa League campaign.
Sanchez is due back in Manchester this week after his loan spell in Italy expires, but his long-term future surely lies elsewhere.
But according to the Express, United are holding firm on their £15m price tag for a player who does not appear to hold any importance in Solskjaer’s long-term plans.
The Express’s report suggests Inter are keen on signing Sanchez, but his high wages remain a stumbling block to any potential deal.
And while United would like to get Sanchez off their books, they do not want to lower their financial demands which may risk putting off their prospective buyers.
It’s clear that United see Sanchez as surplus to requirements and could use the funds made available from his sale to pursue their own targets.
But it’s also crucial they don’t risk a deal collapsing by haggling over a fee and the Reds should capitalise on Inter’s interest in one of the club’s biggest ever transfer flops.