The official announcement of Alexis Sanchez’s departure from Inter ahead of a move to Marseille is expected this afternoon.

This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who reported live on air that today should be the day that the Nerazzurri confirm that Sanchez will leave the club ahead of next season.

Inter have long been working to offload Sanchez during the summer transfer window, with the 33-year-old not in the plans for next season and the club having been keen to get rid of his substantial wages as part of their target of slashing the wage budget.

Talks have progressed slowly over the summer as the player has resisted attempts to agree terms until finding a new club, but he looks ready to join Marseille soon and so over the past week or so things have moved along in discussion on a termination of his contract by mutual consent with severance pay.

Now, it looks to be all done, and the club are set to announce the Chilean’s exit possibly as early as this afternoon.