INTER MILAN are close to extending Alexis Sanchez's loan deal from Manchester United, according to reports.
Gazzetta dello Sport report Inter CEO Beppe Marotta is "on the verge" of closing out a deal to extend the Chilean's time in Milan.
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A deal for an extra year is reportedly close to being sealed.
Even closer is an agreement for an extension to cover the end of the European campaign.
The existing deal with the Red Devils flop ends on August 5.
But Inter do not restart their Europa League campaign against Getafe until that very day, so an extension is necessary.
Sanchez has shown the kind of form in Serie A that set the Prem alight in his days with Arsenal.
The 31-year-old bagged four goals and nine assists in just 20 league appearances this season.
He has hit the ground running recently after a slow start, with three goals and six assists in his last eight appearances a timely reminder of his undoubted ability.
Reports even suggested Antonio Conte's side were keen to land Sanchez permanently with a swap involving Croatian Ivan Perisic on the table.
There are not thought to be any obstacles in the way of Sanchez playing for Inter in Europe, even with United still in the same competition.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will restart their own campaign against LASK in the Last 16 on August 5.
But the club are safe in the knowledge they will be competing in the Champions League next season after securing a third-placed Premier League finish.
Goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard secured a 2-0 win in the top four tussle against Leicester on the final day.
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