Inter Milan are considering extending the contract of forward Alexis Sanchez past the end of the current season.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Sanchez made the surprise return to Inter on a free transfer last summer.

This came just twelve months after the Chilean had left the Nerazzurri. He had joined Marseille in the summer of 2022 after agreeing a termination of his Inter contract by mutual consent.

But after one season in Ligue 1, Sanchez departed from Marseille when his contract with that club expired.

And in the end, Inter decided to bring the former Arsenal, Manchester United, and Barcelona back since he was available on a free transfer.

Inter Milan Could Extend Contract Of Alexis Sanchez

For some time, it has seemed very likely that Sanchez would only be back at Inter for one season.

The 35-year-old had signed a one-year deal when he re-joined last summer.

And nothing about Sanchez’s form over the first half of the campaign suggested that Inter would be in any hurry to keep hold of the Chilean international.

But in recent weeks that has changed a bit.

For one thing, Sanchez has had quite a few more opportunities. The veteran forward started against Lecce in the absence of Marcus Thuram, and should also start against Genoa this evening.

And these have demonstrated the value that Sanchez still has to this Inter team.

The Chilean grabbed an assist against Lecce to cap off a strong performance. He also assisted another goal off the bench against Atalanta last week.

Moreover, Sanchez has shown a change in attitude, the Gazzetta reports.

During his first spell at Inter, and particular in his final season with the club, there had been some discontent on Sanchez’s part regarding a relative lack of playing time.

That has not been the case this time around, however.

Sanchez has been calm and understood his role, not as an automatic starter, but as a player who can give the team depth and a different profile in attack.

As that begins to manifest in positive displays both as a starter and substitute, it begins to look much less far-fetched that Inter could offer Sanchez a new deal.