Alexis Sanchez went to Manchester United training ground to tell his teammates goodbye, before flying to Italy on Wednesday, a report says.
According to Manchester Evening News, the Chilean was driven to the Carrington training complex in the morning to spend around 10 minutes bidding his colleagues farewell, before he was chauffeured to Manchester airport, where he boarded a private jet to Milan.
News emerged on Tuesday night that United had agreed with Inter over a loan deal for the former Arsenal star.
He was later pictured arriving at Milan airport, and reports in Italy say he would be unveiled as an Inter player before the weekend.
It was also said that Serie A side, AS Roma, held talks with United about a deal for the 30-year-old earlier this month, but the two clubs could not come to agreement about his wages.
Bleacher Report said united would pay $350,000 of his $500,000 weekly wage, while the Milan club will pay the rest.
But the club do not have an option to buy him for a fixed amount upon the expiration of his loan, in case he performs well enough, with his contract at Old Trafford still to run until 2020.
The report also said that United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, decided that the former Barcelona forward was surplus to requirements about five months ago, and it is believed that the club felt he could have had a negative influence in the team if he stayed.
Sanchez joined the Manchester club in January 2018 from the Gunners, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan went the opposite direction. He started 31 matches for the club, 14 as a substitute, and scored five goals.