The future of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez is wrapped up in uncertainty.
Despite three good years at Camp Nou (on a personal level at least), the 25-year-old Chile international has been strongly linked with a move away from the Spanish giants.
Manchester United were said to be keen on recruiting the former Udinese star after the World Cup, but in recent days Arsenal and Liverpool are reported to have stepped up in their interest.
There is every indication that Sanchez will leave Barcelona this summer, but not because of any problems with his teammates – that much is clear.
Ahead of Chile’s clash against Brazil in the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup finals at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Sanchez was seen embracing his Barcelona teammates Neymar and Daniel Alves, and sharing a joke or two with them.
Alves joined Barcelona from Sevilla in the summer of 2008 and has since gone on to establish himself as arguably the best right-back in the world.
Interestingly, Alves has been linked with a move away from Barca as well, with French giants Paris Saint-Germain reported to be interested in him.
Meanwhile, Neymar moved to the Blaugrana from Santos last summer in a deal that was later found to be very controversial.
What Sanchez will do in the future remains to be seen, but it is evident that if he does leave Barcelona this summer, then it will be because of footballing reasons – and not because of his relationship with his teammates.