Alexis Sanchez’s contract extension talks of apocryphal origins had loomed over the headlines until the transfer window opened, and household names like City and United marked their interest in the Chile international.
However, Pep Guardiola, following a meeting with the club chairman Khaldoon El Mubarak, had later on announced that City were pulling out of the race for the Arsenal star, clearing a path for the Old Trafford outfit to swoop for the talented attacker.
It almost seemed that the Gunners’ star would inevitably fancy his chances at Old Trafford.
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Natheless, his transfer standing has had a recent setback, frustrating United, who were keen on securing the forward’s invaluable signature.
Antonio Conte intends to trouble the United gaffer, as Chelsea have recently marked their interest in the Chilean forward.
With several reliable journalists reporting the story, the Blues might plausibly make a late attempt for signing the celebrated winger.
Reports Chelsea have made a late play for Sanchez, City have dropped out of the race. The saga continues.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) January 15, 2018
City officially pull out of Sanchez deal.
Chelsea making late bid
— James Robson (@JamesRobsonMEN) January 15, 2018
Chelsea are trying to gatecrash United's bid to sign Sanchez after City pulled out of the running
— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) January 15, 2018
Furthermore, it was reported earlier that Sanchez loved his life in London, and a few sources even claimed the forward had inclinations towards a move to Stamford Bridge.
Regardless, with the title hopes gone, Conte might sign the instrumental figure to fortify his offence, in order to make his stand in the Champions League.
But taking into consideration the contenders United, and their massive financial resources, Chelsea would obviously not have it easy, especially with Mourinho equally determined to rope in the player.
Written by Hritwik NE
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