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Sanchez joins Marseille after Inter Milan terminated contract of ex-Arsenal and Man Utd star

The Chilean is now set for a fresh start in Ligue 1 after a mixed spell in Serie A with the Nerazzurri.

Alexis Sanchez has joined Marseille after Inter Milan terminated the winger’s contract by mutual consent. After joining Inter from Manchester United in 2019, the 33-year-old made 109 appearances across all competitions for the club and scored 20 goals.

Sanchez helped Inter lift the Scudetto in the 2020-21 season and also picked up Supercoppa Italiana and Coppa Italia medals last term.

However, the Chilean international made just seven starts in Serie A in the 2021-22 campaign as he fell down the pecking order under Simeone Inzaghi.

What did Alexis Sanchez say after leaving Milan?

Writing on his Instagram story, Sanchez reflected on his time with Inter and thanked the club and their fans.

“Here I leave three trophies after 11 years. Thank you and good luck, see you soon,” he said.

Inter have also put out a statement wishing the veteran attacker luck in the next chapter of his career.

It reads: “The club would like to wholeheartedly thank Alexis for these last three seasons, in which the Nerazzurri won three major honours, and we wish him all the best for his future career.”

Sanchez set for new challenge at Marseille

Sanchez, who also played in the Premier League with Arsenal, has now signed with Marseille on a free transfer.

“Marseille and Alexis Sanchez have agreed on a transfer on principle,” the club said in a statement.

“The Chilean international with 143 caps, who won 17 trophies in his career, will commit himself to Olympique in the next few hours after passing his medical tests.”

He is set to sign a two-year contract at Stade Velodrome, where he will link up with two more former Arsenal players in Matteo Guendouzi and Sead Kolasinac, along with Gunners loanee Nuno Tavares.

Sanchez enjoyed a cult status at Arsenal as he scored 80 goals and made 45 assists in 166 games, also winning two FA Cups in the process. However, he left on a somewhat bitter note as he forced through a move to Man Utd in January 2018.

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"She found out that he had hooked up with a girl and ended it there" – Neymar and Bruna Biancardi reportedly break up because of alleged betrayal by PSG star

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar Jr. has reportedly split up with his partner Bruna Biancardi. The two have stayed quiet on the matter but it is believed that the trouble in paradise started a month or so ago. EXTRA reported that the 30-year-old is guilty of allegedly cheating on his partner with another girl.

The Brazilian pair started dating in 2021, but did not go official with their relationship for months. However, in January 2022, the couple went public for the first time when Biancardi appeared on the PSG superstar’s Instagram story. Since then, the two have made frequent appearances on each other’s social media and Neymar’s girlfriend has also flown between Brazil and Paris on multiple occasions.

However, their relationship is understood to have taken a blow in June when the couple were spending time in Rio de Janeiro. The PSG ace is believed to have hooked up with another woman at his Mangaratiba mansion after Biancardi went to sleep. The social media influencer was unaware of what had happened behind her back, but news of Neymar’s reported infidelity soon reached her a couple of days later.

It is understood that Biancardi informed the Parisian forward that they were done on July 1, while the pair were still in Mangaratiba. An EXTRA source who had stayed silent for quite a while finally broke his silence on the matter. He said:

“She found out that he had hooked up with a girl and ended it there. It was an aue. Bruna took her things and left as soon as dawn, not talking to anyone.”

Neymar made his last public appearance with his ex on June 28 at an awards show at Copacabana Palace in Rio. Rumors of their split gained traction when the PSG ace was pictured without his engagement ring on July 3, in Sao Paolo while on dinner with Gabriel Medina and his other friends.

Biancardi, meanwhile, stayed away from social media, which is quite unusual for an influencer like her. A few days later, she posted videos training at the gym and was also not sporting her engagement ring, which gave more substance to the news of their break-up.

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Lionel Messi once admits that he wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo in the same team

Lionel Messi has previously said he would like to play in the same team as Cristiano Ronaldo, as the future of the iconic forward remains uncertain.

Ronaldo has not travelled with the rest of the United squad on their pre-season tour to Thailand after informing the club he wants to leave this summer if a suitable offer arrives.

Paris Saint-Germain has also been said to be among the possible choices for Ronaldo’s most awaited transfer. A move to the team would mean he will play with his long-time rival Messi, who is preparing for his second season at PSG.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated football for the majority of the past two decades. Both Ronaldo and Messi have scored a bucketload of goals en route to becoming the top two footballers in the world. Such has been their level of output that even in the annual awards Messi and Ronaldo have shared the honours in 10 of the past 11 years. Fans of both the players are continuously debating on who is the better football player out of the two.

Both Messi and Ronaldo have admitted their mutual respect while acknowledging that the professional rivalry has made them better football players.

In 2015, Messi was asked about the chance of playing in the same team as Ronaldo and whether it would be something he would agree to. “Yes, of course,” the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner said. “I always like to play with the best, and he is one of them. I think it will be difficult for us to play in the same team, but obviously I would like to. I was lucky enough to play and participate with many very good players and, obviously, I would also like to do it with him.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes discussed the availability of the No. 7 with PSG sporting director Luis Campos and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. The super agent is very close to both of them after having worked for many years with Campos before his arrival in the French capital this summer. He has also handled numerous contracts for his players with Al-Khelaifi, including PSG’s most recent signing Vitinha, who joined from Porto.

But PSG don’t feel that Ronaldo is the right signing at this moment and that the club doesn’t have enough space in their wage bill to pay him.

From a sporting perspective, there are also concerns that there isn’t room for him in the team, with new manager Christophe Galtier wanting to start a season with using a back three. The former Nice coach may already struggle to find ways to play Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe together in his preferred formation, so a move for Ronaldo would not make sense.

Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is believed to be in talks with other teams interested in signing the Portuguese. Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Napoli have all been linked with a potential move for Ronaldo.