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Conte pushing Inter Milan to buy outright Alexis

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is keen to sign permanently Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez.

Goal reports despite a bit-part role during his six month loan, Antonio Conte is considering keeping him on past this summer.

Although the forward will see out the league season with Inter, United are reluctant to allow him to play in the Europa League for the Italian side in August if they advance past the last 16.

The £18m figure United are demanding may be seen as a bargain by Conte compared to his other transfer targets and could be tempted by the deal.

United are believed to be concerned that allowing him to play the new-look mini tournament so soon to him returning as an injury may risk them being able to offload him.

Alexis is eligible for their last-16 tie against Getafe, though, which will now be a straight knockout.

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