Alexis Sanchez is refusing to leave Manchester United this summer, according to the Sun.
It is claimed that the Red Devils were hoping to loan the Chilean to Roma in an attempt to remove a chunk of his wages from club’s bill.
But according to the publication, the former Arsenal man has stalled on a move which has caused the Serie A side to look elsewhere.
Sanchez, 30, who has scored just three goals in 32 United games, has just returned to training after an extended lay-off because of his involvement in the Copa America and is keen to leave in search of regular football.
According to reports in Italy, he would like to return to Serie A and enjoyed five successful years with Udinese before joining Barcelona for £30million in 2011.
Sanchez scored 12 Serie A goals in his final campaign with Udinese and is still respected in Italy, where the transfer window remains open until September 2.
Roma have cooled their interest after being keen on the South American and it is understood he was not happy with their offer.
Sanchez’s agent Fernando Felicevich met Juventus officials in May and the Italian champions, together with Napoli, AC and Inter Milan, would consider signing him on loan.
United would prefer a permanent deal to get Sanchez’s hefty salary off their wage bill and would probably have to subsidise any Ioan.
Yet they will listen to any loan offers with a commitment to buy Sanchez next summer.