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Chelsea are looking “increasingly likely” to table an official offer for Alexis Sanchez this summer, according to The Metro.
Sanchez is being linked with a move away from Arsenal with Chelsea, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain all said to be interested in signing him.
The forward’s contract expires at the end of next season and there are fears that he could opt to leave if we miss out on the Champions League.
The Independent are now claiming Chelsea could be in a strong position to sign the forward if he decides to leave the Emirates.
Sanchez reportedly wants to remain in London and would prefer to move to Chelsea rather than Turin, Manchester or Munich.
Chelsea have made the Chilean their top target and Conte views him as the perfect signing to improve his 3-4-3 formation.
The striker’s ability to play on either wing, centrally as the main striker or second striker is said to have impressed Conte who would do anything to lure him over to Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal don’t want to sell to a rival and would prefer to allow the player see out his contract but the finances involved in the transfer market these days could put us in a tough position as no club would want to lose a quality player for nothing when a considerable amount of money can still be made from his sale.
The most likely scenario is that Arsenal would force Sanchez to join a club outside England but we’ll be hoping to avoid a repeat of the Robin Van Persie transfer where the player rejected the opportunity to move to Juventus because he wanted Manchester United.
Sanchez has been instrumental for us this season, scoring 21 goals throughout the course of the campaign. He has single-handedly won us games that we could have lost, meaning we’d have been worse off without his contributions. I hope we find a way to keep him!