Inter Milan veteran Alexis Sanchez is reportedly heading towards the exit door once his contract expires at the end of the season.

The striker made his return to the club in the summer as a free agent after spending the previous campaign at Olympique Marseille.

However, the 35-year-old has been struggling for form and playing time since rejoining Simone Inzaghi’s ranks.

The Chilean has thus far made 18 appearances across all competitions, but only five as a starter. He contributed with a couple of goals, both coming in the Champions League group stage.

According to Calciomercato, the attacker’s fate has already been sealed, as Inter aren’t looking to maintain his services beyond the current campaign.

Upon his return, Sanchez only signed a one-year deal. Therefore, the management will allow his deal to run out without offering him a renewal.

As the source explains, the hierarchy already has a clear vision for next season’s attacking department.

Club captain Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram remain the focal points upfront.

The Nerazzurri will also maintain the services of Marko Arnautovic. The club has already activated the obligation-to-buy clause in the Austrian’s contract.

Inter Milan Will Part Ways With Alexis Sanchez At The End Of The Season

Moreover, the Serie A leaders are on the cusp of finalizing a pre-contract agreement with Mehdi Taremi. The Iranian will join the club’s ranks in the summer once his deal with Porto expires.

Finally, young Argentine teenager Valentin Carboni will return to Appiano Gentile in July following his loan stint at Monza.

The 19-year-old plays as a second striker and can offer a different skill set.

So with five players manning the attacking department next season, Sanchez will become surplus to requirements.

Nevertheless, the former Barcelona and Arsenal star will be certainly eager to leave on a high note by helping the club achieve its objectives for the season and earn himself more silverware in the process.