Inter Milan reportedly prefer to trust Valentin Carboni with a first-team role next season rather than maintaining Alexis Sanchez.

The Chile legend returned to the club for a second stint last August after spending the previous campaign with Marseille.

The 35-year-old started the season on a slow note, derailed by injury problems and lack of fitness, but has been showcasing flashes of brilliance in recent weeks.

Nevertheless, a weak spot-kick delivery against Atletico Madrid didn’t help his case. The action culminated with the club’s elimination from the Champions League Round of 16.

The former Barcelona, Arsenal and Man Utd star is currently running on an expiring contract, leaving his future up in the air.

According to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, the Nerazzurri don’t intend to offer Sanchez a contract renewal.

The Serie A leaders are willing to show the veteran the door, thus making room for Carboni’s return.

The 19-year-old has been one of the most intriguing jewels in Inter’s youth academy.

This season, the Argentine has been developing his skills while on loan at Monza. He has thus far contributed with two goals and four assists in 21 Serie A appearances.

The teenager will return to Appiano Gentile in the summer once his loan deal expires. On the other hand, his contract with the Nerazzurri runs until 2028.

Inter Milan To Replace Alexis Sanchez With Valentin Carboni

As the Turin-based newspaper explains, the management is considering raising the number of forwards to five instead of four.

Therefore, Carboni would start as a fifth choice while attempting to climb his way up the echelon.

Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram will likely remain as the first-choice options, while Mehdi Taremi will arrive as a backup.

It remains to be seen what the future will hold for Marko Arnautovic.