Pablo Osvaldo's loan spell at Inter Milan is heading towards an abrupt end after the striker went AWOL and did not turn up for training earlier this week.
Osvaldo, on a season-long loan from Southampton, missed two days of training after he spent the weekend on a trip to Madrid to see his friends.
Then according to manager Roberto Mancini, the player finally wandered back into camp for practice on Wednesday. But that might have been a little too late as Inter reportedly seek to cut their ties with Osvaldo.
Prior to this incident, Osvaldo was not included in Inter's squad for the last three games (against Genoa and Empoli in the league, and against Sampdoria in Coppa Italia) and had to train on his own. This comes after he was involved in an altercation with Mauro Icardi during the game against Juventus a few weeks ago.
According to the British press, Inter will send Osvaldo back to Southampton, albeit only temporarily. Queens Park Rangers have been rumored to be interested in the player, but may have to offload some of their own players in order to afford Osvaldo's salary.
ESPN also mentioned that other potential destinations include rivals Juventus (where he spent the second half of the 2013/14 season on loan) and Argentine side Boca Juniors.
Osvaldo is Inter's second top scorer this season, with 6 goals in 17 games, but his volatile nature seems to land him in hot water wherever he goes. He had a falling out with coach Aurelio Andreazzoli in Roma. Then at Southampton, he was suspended and banished to Juventus for headbutting skipper José Fonte.
With this latest transgression, it's all but certain that we've seen the last of Osvaldo in an Inter shirt.