Udinese cool Sanchez talk
Udinese insist Alexis Sanchez is going nowhere this month, despite speculation linking him with Man Utd.
Last Updated: 03/01/11 6:02pm
Udinese sporting director Fabrizio Larini insists Alexis Sanchez is going nowhere in this month's transfer window, despite speculation linking him with Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson is understood to have been tracking the 22-year-old Chilean for a long time, while Inter Milan are also thought to be keen on the youngster.
Sanchez, who arrived at the Stadio Friuli four years ago, revealed at the end of last month he is keen to ply his trade at an English club.
But while Larini admits the forward, who is contracted until 2015, could depart the Serie A outfit at the end of the season, he is adamant a move this month is out of the question.
"Sanchez away in January? We have already said and reiterated that he doesn't move until June," Larini told Sky Sport Italia.
"All the recent rumours are not true. Sanchez is followed by many big clubs and it is possible that in June the property decides to sell him.
"But now Udinese needs him, he is young and can only improve."
Meanwhile, Larini insists reported Liverpool and Arsenal target Gokhan Inler will only be sold if the right offer comes in.
He added of the midfielder: "We don't think to sell him. It is very important for us, he is part of that group of players coveted by big clubs, but we don't plan to deprive (ourselves) of him absolutely.
"Unless an essential offer (is made) which, at present, we have not received."
Larini says Udinese will consider allowing striker Antonio Floro Flores, who has been linked with a number of rival Serie A outfits, to depart the club if he expresses a desire to leave.
"We don't intend to sell him but if the player wants to leave, we will evaluate," he said.
"He's an important player and we will wait for convincing offers before we sell him. At the time we have received only loan requests."