INTER MILAN are trying to sell Alexis Sanchez to Flamengo in order to finance a Paulo Dybala transfer, according to reports.
The Chilean, who has enjoyed spells at Barcelona, Arsenal and Manchester United, scored nine goals and provided four assists in 39 appearances last season.
But according to Gazzetta, the South American forward is up for sale.
And Inter are hoping Brazilian outfit Flamengo will be prepared to purchase him.
Sanchez, who earns £6.37million per year at the Italian giants, does not want to leave the San Siro if it means taking a pay cut.
As a result, he has blocked approaches from several clubs including Galatasaray, Sevilla, Villarreal, Colo-Colo and River Plate.
But Inter are hopeful that Flamengo will be able to offer him a package which he can agree to.
If Sanchez does join Flamengo then he will reunite with fellow Inter teammate Arturo Vidal.
And it would also enable the Serie A side to focus their attention on acquiring Dybala.
The Argentine, 28, finished his seven-year spell at Juventus at the end of last season after his contract expired.
He scored 115 goals in 293 appearances for The Old Lady, winning five Serie A titles on the bounce.
Now he is searching for a club and Inter have been heavily linked with signing him.
Man Utd are also waiting in the wings for Dybala if Inter pull out of negotiations.
The South American’s representatives are trying to strike up interest in their client from England, with Arsenal also thought to have been approached.