Alexis Sanchez Barcelona switch uncertain say Udinese

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Alexis Sanchez's future is still up in the air with several clubs still in the race to sign him, according to Udinese sporting director Fabrizio Larini.

The Chile winger has been strongly linked with a move to European champions Barcelona, but a deal is far from being completed.

Premier League duo Manchester City and Chelsea and Udinese's Serie A rivals Inter Milan are also interested in the 22-year-old, who is under contract with Udinese until June 2014.

"There are no definite agreements regarding Sanchez," Larini told Gazzetta dello Sport. "We have no need to sell the forward, who is improving and can still do better.

"If no agreement is reached, we would be happy (to keep him)."

Larini revealed Inter had inquired about the player earlier this year, but questioned whether they would now be able to afford him.

"Inter asked us about the player back in January," said Larini. "But we did not even begin any type of negotiation because we wanted to keep him at least until June.

"At that time his value was different to what it is now and it has now become difficult for the Nerazzurri to compete.

"They have proposed an exchange of players to be part of the deal, but there are other clubs that are ahead of them right now."

Sanchez, who is valued at 50million euros, scored 12 goals last season to help Udinese finish fourth and qualify for the Champions League.