Alexis Sanchez makes around £21 million at Manchester United, and for him to move to Inter Milan permanently, he would have to take a pay cut of at least £17 million.
Here are the calculations:
Sanchez earns around £390 thousand a week, plus £75,000 per start and £2 million per season if he reaches more than 40 appearances in addition to other team bonuses that are unlikely to be met. This totals around £21 million.
Now, at Inter Milan, the two clubs are sharing his wages in half.
If the Chilean is to stay with the Italian side, he would have had to drop his wages by at least £17 million, an idea he does not appreciate.
The big problem with Alexis Sanchez at the moment is that neither club wants to keep him.
The former Arsenal man found the net five times in 45 appearances for the Manchester side before heading to Inter Milan on loan this season, where he has registered one goal and two assists during an injury-hit campaign.