Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is set to make a bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez in the upcoming transfer window, according to reports.
The Chilean international has been in sensational for Gunners this season as he is arguably the best player in the entire league as he has excelled well in both left wing role as well as a centre forward throughout the season.
Conte is currently looking for a top class centre-forward who could fit in his famous 3-4-3 formation which has changed Chelsea’s fate this season. The Italian is absolutely convinced that Sanchez could be the perfect player to fill in his squad.
The 28-year old has been lethal throughout the season as he has looked effective both as a winger as well as a central striker or secondary striker. However, Arsenal is reluctant to sell their star player to their bitter rivals Chelsea as they still regret selling Robin van Persie to Manchester United in 2012.
The Gunners are not keen on selling Sanchez to any of their direct title rivals. Arsenal is currently more concentrating on the final Premier League game against Everton at Emirates as any slip-up by Liverpool would once again ensure Champions League spots.
According to Independent, Sanchez could leave Arsenal if they fail to finish in top four and this could help Chelsea strengthen their position in acquiring the Chile international for the upcoming season.
Sanchez, who has earlier played for Barcelona, is determined to stay in London as he feels home in the city which makes Chelsea as his favourable destination if he decides to leave Arsenal at the end of the season. However, there are also reported interest from other major European giants such as Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already insisted that they are not going to sell the Chilean in the summer especially to any of their direct rivals. Sanchez will now enter into his final year of his contract and is one of the most sought after players in Europe as he could be available for a bargain price in summer.