Alexis Sanchez’s move to Inter will be delayed slightly because the Nerazzurri are still negotiating his wages with Manchester United, according to Sky Sport.
United have agreed to subsidise the forward’s salary, widely thought to be in the region of €14 million annually, but Inter want them to pay more than they are currently offering.
The clubs’ positions are separated by around €2-3 million and it means Sanchez is highly unlikely to arrive in Milan tomorrow, as was previously suggested.
Sky said Inter, United and the player would all have to concede a small amount of ground to ensure the deal gets over the line.
Sanchez’s arrival in Italy is not in jeopardy but the parties will need a little more time to iron out the last remaining details.
Inter are continuing to monitor free agent Fernando Llorente in the meantime, but the former Tottenham striker would be an additional signing and is not an alternative to Sanchez.
Napoli are also interested in the Spaniard as a possible Plan B option if Mauro Icardi does not accept a move.
Inter’s former captain is still showing no signs of being interested in joining the Partenopei for the moment.