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Alexis Sanchez: Inter reach agreement to terminate Chilean superstar’s contract

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According to authoritative Italian transfer market guru Fabrizio Romano, Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez had reached an agreement to terminate his contract with Serie A giants Inter Milan immediately.

Since his January 2018 switch from Arsenal to Manchester United, the former Gunners fan favourite has struggled. Sanchez left Manchester United for Inter Milan after a disastrous season at Old Trafford, but he is no longer needed at the San Siro.

Sanchez, 33, is already considered to have past his prime, but the Copa America winner still expects to compete in the Champions League next season with clubs like Olympique Marseille rumored to be interested in his services.

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez

However, a deal is only likely to be completed if the former Premier League star tears up his Inter Milan contract which is now said to be done as Fabrizio Romano reported.

The report also confirmed that the French side Marseille have already been in conversation with Sanchez and the talks are at a good point.

Although Sanchez had a good season last year, he is not likely to be part of Simone Inzaghi’s plans for the upcoming season. It wasn’t until last season that the 33-year-old was forced to play most of his minutes as a second-stringer.

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As a result of his lack of playing time last season, Sanchez is likely aware that his time in Italy would soon be over. Sanchez’s move to Marseille will allow him to play alongside two players who have previously played for Arsenal.

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez

On a free transfer in 2020, the Chilean joined the Italians and has scored just 20 goals in 108 appearances (a goal or assist every 2.5 games).

The five goals and nine assists he had in 45 games for United (one every 3.2 games) are obviously worse, but his 80 goals and 45 assists in 166 games at Arsenal are still a long way off (a goal or assist every 1.3 games).

Meanwhile, Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella is wanted by Manchester City and Chelsea with the Blues prepared to pay the £50 million asking price to acquire him.

The Spanish defender has formally requested a transfer to Manchester City, but the Premier League leaders will not meet Brighton’s asking price, leaving Chelsea in the running to sign the 24-year-old Spaniard.

Pep Guardiola’s team had earlier bid £30 million for the defender from Brighton, who are searching for a replacement for Oleksandr Zinchenko, who recently joined Arsenal.

Since Cucurella has four years left on his contract at the Amex, the Seagulls are unwilling to let him depart and would require a substantial offer to do so. By wanting to be sold, the left-back has pushed for a change of scenery which could favor Chelsea sooner or later.

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