Man Utd star to QUIT despite revival under Solskjaer: Inter Milan talks underway
But he will have to wait until the summer when his contract expires.
The Red Devils are reluctant to let the 33-year-old leave this month and subsequently weaken Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Valencia has just six months remaining on his current deal.
And while United do have the option to trigger a 12-month extension, it is said they do not intend to activate the clause.
The Ecuadorian has been free to speak with foreign clubs since the turn of the year.
The Serie A giants are aware of the United star’s situation and would like to land him before the end of January.
While that looks unlikely, United know Valencia is assessing his options.
“They will not stand in his way come the end of the season”
And they will not stand in his way come the end of the season when he will be allowed to leave on a free.
But Solskjaer has reintroduced him into the first-team frame since his appointment last month as interim manager.
Despite Valencia’s revival under the popular Norwegian, though, his future appears to lie away from Manchester.
The versatile full-back played the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 Premier League win at Newcastle on January 2.
And while he has not earned any other minutes in Solskjaer’s five games, he has been part of the squad.
When Mourinho was at the helm earlier this term, Valencia hardly featured at all and was axed for a period.
He could play tomorrow, though, when United travel to Wembley to take on rivals Tottenham (4.30pm).