Alexis Sanchez could still leave in the next seven days, but the boss is not ready to give up on him just yet.
Manchester United manager has insisted he would like to keep Alexis Sanchez and will only allow him to leave if the club receive a suitable offer.
The Chilean star is yet to feature in the Premier League this season and has been strongly linked with a move to Inter Milan.
The Serie A giants have until September 2 to register new players and it is understood the Nerazzurri, now managed by Antonio Conte, were interested in a season-long loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer.
But with Solskjaer allowing Romelu Lukaku to move to the San Siro, he has been left with only two senior attackers in Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, along with 17-year-old Mason Greenwood.
The Norwegian admitted Sanchez could still leave but revealed he would be happy to keep the 30-year-old at Old Trafford should a move fail to materialize.
“Alexis is a quality player. We don’t have loads of options,” Solskjaer said. “If there is an offer that’s good enough for the club and him maybe he will go, but if not then he’s still our player and he’s a quality player.”
Sanchez has scored just three Premier League goals since arriving as part of a swap deal with Henrikh Mhkitaryan in January 2018. The Chile international was left out of the 18-man squad for the 2-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace as he looks to sort out his future.