Alexis Sanchez will return to Milan today or tomorrow, and the Inter medical team will evaluate him to establish a timeline for when he can return from a calf injury.

This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, who report that the Chilean’s condition will dictate the transfer plans in the Nerazzurri’s search for a striker before the end of the transfer market.

Sanchez has been dealing with a calf injury for much of the season, and he has been in Barcelona having the muscle assessed, but he looks set to be back at Inter soon where he will be in the hands of the Nerazzurri’s doctors.

It is known that the 32-year-old will not be available for at least the first two matches of the Serie A season, but the club hope to have a clearer idea of whether or not they can rely on him soon after.

Should the determination be made that the player is still not a reliable option going forward then the signing of a player like Lazio’s Joaquin Correa will be prioritized as more of a direct replacement for Sanchez.

On the other hand, if the club decide that they can call on Sanchez in the squad then a different profile of player will be sought out, with a more physical striker like Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram will be signed.