The Mirror says United will ship out Alexis this week - but it will still cost them a whopping £13million.
That means the Red Devils will have to stump up the eye-watering sums just to farm him for the rest of the season.
United are pushing for a non-negotiable clause to be added to the deal, which will see Inter sign the former Arsenal star permanently for £20million next year.
But they still have to come to an agreement on the £52million conundrum of who will pay the final two years of Sanchez's United contract from 2020.
But both clubs feel a compromise can be reached and are planning to reopen talks on Monday.