In January 2018, as Alexis Sanchez played piano on the Old Trafford turf, he almost certainly wasn’t aware of the troubles which were set to face him.

The Chilean had arrived at Manchester United in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and was expected to show similar form to that which had made him such a key player for Arsenal.

Manchester United had beaten Manchester City to the signing, which all added to the drama, and also to the pressure for Sanchez himself.

Things worked out terribly, and the player was allowed to leave for Inter Milan, on loan in August 2019. That move was made permanent the following summer, with the Red Devils receiving no transfer fee.

Just over a year from then, InterLive report Sanchez is again available on a free transfer, having been told he can find himself a new club, presumably in the January window. He ‘never managed’ to show his best form for Inter, and has been hit by repeat fitness problems.

Sevilla and Real Betis are thought to be keen, however, Alexis Sanchez is going to have to take a big pay cut to make either move happen, something it’s thought the 32-year-old is prepared to do.