Inter Milan have agreed a loan deal to sign forward Alexis Sanchez from Manchester United.
Inter boss Antonio Conte is keen to sign Sanchez before the European transfer window closes on 2 September.
If a deal goes through, Sanchez will link up with ex-United team-mate Romelu Lukaku, the striker having joined the Serie A club for £74m this summer.
However, Inter have not agreed an option to buy Sanchez at the end of the loan agreement.
United’s highest earner, Sanchez is thought to earn around £400,000 a week, a figure way outside of Inter’s current pay structure.
It has been suggested United may subsidise his salary as part of a deal and recently Inter offered to pay £150,000 of Sanchez’s weekly wages, but United wanted more.
Sanchez has had a disastrous 19 months at Old Trafford since leaving Emirates Stadium in January 2018, scoring just five times in 45 appearances.
The Chile international has fallen out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and was eager to leave Old Trafford this summer in order to resurrect his career.
He scored twice last season and only once in the Premier League and, had he stayed at the club, would have predominantly played in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to give more opportunities to teenage forward Mason Greenwood, who has made three substitute appearances so far this season.
Meanwhile, Lukaku has been in constant contact with Sanchez in a bid to convince the United flop to join him at Inter.