Report: Chelsea join queue for Alexis

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According to the Guardian, Chelsea have made Alexis Sanchez their number one transfer target for the summer.

The Chile international looks increasingly likely to leave the Emirates this summer with negotiations over a contract extension on hold after the Gunners failed to match the player’s £250,000 a week wage demands.

The report claims that Blues boss Antonio Conte will sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks after assurances were made that money will be available to strengthen his table-topping squad.

Chelsea aren’t the only club seen as possible suitors for the 28-year-old striker, the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan, Paris Saint Germain and assorted Chinese ventures have also been sniffing around.

Sanchez has 15 months left on his current Gunners deal. Despite protestations from Arsene Wenger earlier in the season that both Alexis and Mesut Ozil will be kept at Arsenal next season, even at the risk of them leaving for free in the summer of 2018, you can’t help but think we’ll probably cash in. If there is a positive, and we’re clutching at straws here, it’s the prospect of Chelsea triggering a bidding war.

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