FC Barcelona and Inter Milan have reached the beginnings of an agreement over a proposed swap involving Alexis Sanchez and Luke de Jong, according to a new rumor. Both transfers will be loans.
Sanchez played for Barcelona between 2011 and 2014 and was a teammate of Xavi, who now runs the club. His arrival will depend on whether Xavi agrees to the move.
De Jong has not been able to adapt to Barcelona and things are not looking good now that the man who wanted him to get to Camp Nou, Ronald Koeman, is no longer working.
The striker came on loan from Sevilla after seeing himself fall into the criticism list. Despite his lack of performance with Barcelona, there is still interest in the market for him. Inter would like to get him on loan, and Sevilla are not against the idea.
At the time, Barcelona saw the possibility of bringing back Sanchez, also on loan. The Chilean had stints at Arsenal and Manchester United before signing with Inter. He hasn’t been able to make the kind of impact he wanted to make in Serie A, but the hope is that a return to La Liga will help him regain his former form.
Barcelona needs more goals, and the arrival of new strikers in the winter transfer window is a priority. The player himself is said to be excited about the possibility of a return, and Barcelona’s sporting director, Matteo Alemani, is said to be close to an agreement. The key is whether Xavi will accept the signing of the Chilean, who will complete 33 this week.