ALEXIS SANCHEZ has reached an agreement in principle to terminate his Inter Milan contract ahead of a move to Marseille.
The former Manchester United and Arsenal man, 33, still has one year left on his deal with the Italian giants.
But in order to facilitate a move to France, Fabrizio Romano is reporting that he will leave Inter with immediate effect.
Sanchez’s premature departure will see the club pay him £3.77million in compensation.
And he will also be on the transfer market as a free agent, with Marseille closing in on a deal for the Chilean forward.
According to L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 outfit have been in talks with the player for several weeks.
Now Marseille are confident of finalising a move – with Sanchez also keen as it will enable him to continue playing Champions League football.
He spent three seasons at Inter – the first on loan from Manchester United before agreeing a permanent transfer in 2020.
The South American scored 20 goals and provided 23 assists in 108 appearances for the three-time European champions.
And his crowning achievement was helping them win the Serie A title under Antonio Conte in 2021.
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However, last season Sanchez was largely reduced to a role off the bench.
And he will be hoping a fresh start can see him rekindle the best years of his career which he enjoyed in Spain and England.
He netted 47 times in 141 games for Barcelona during a three-year spell, before joining Arsenal and scoring 80 goals in 166 matches.
However, his time at Man Utd was a major failure as he hit the back of the net just five times in two seasons at Old Trafford.