Manchester United have indicated that they are unwiling to extend Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling’s current loan deals with Inter Milan and Roma.
The pair originally joined on a season-long loans until June, but had their deals extended until the first week of August so they could play out the remainder of the Serie A season following the coronavirus shutdown.
Under the current agreement the two players will return to Old Trafford after the final scheduled Serie A matchday on August 2.
The pair will not be available to play in the final stages of the Europa League as United could potential play the Italian sides in the latter stages.
United are keen on permanent transfer for Sanchez and Smalling as they seek to boost their summer transfer kitty, according to Sky Sports.
Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Marcos Rojo and Diogo Dalot could all leave Old Trafford this summer if United receive a suitable offer, with Dortmund star Jadon Sancho pinpointed as the top target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer is also keen on recruiting a top centre back and a centre forward to lift the burden on Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
The club spent £75million last summer as Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were brought in, but the coronavirus pandemic will make splashing the cash significantly harder this year.