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    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte discusses Alexis Sanchez move


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    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been talking about wantaway Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez today and what happened when he made a move for the player.

    The Chilean forward will leave Arsenal by the end of the current season and there has been much talk about who he will join.

    Manchester City have been seen as the favourites for the past few months but now that looks to be switching.

    Reports on Friday suggest Manchester United could be in the driver’s seat due to Man City’s deal for the player on the verge of collapse.

    Though, one club that will not be joining the long list of teams looking to sign the player is Chelsea.

    Antonio Conte has been talking about the quality that the player has and even revealed that the Italian tried to sign him while at Juventus.

    “It is a good investment,” explained Conte in his press conference.

    “We are talking about a top player and you can buy him for a price that is not so high.

    “The amount is around £20million. Maybe a normal price for Alexis Sanchez is £80-90m.

    “He’s a great player and he knows very well in my first season in Juventus we tried to buy him from Udinese and then he decided to go to Barcelona.

    “He knows well my admiration for him and this was a good chance to say hello to him.

    “Arsenal has to decide his future because they decide if they sell him now but his future for sure will be in a great club.”

    Why Man City are unwilling to push boat out for January Sanchez move

    The Cityzens look to have pulled out of a deal to sign the player this month and there is one reason why.

    The club could, in theory, pay the £35m fee that Arsenal are demanding but one thing is putting them off.

    Click here to find out what that is. 

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