Date: 16th April 2017 at 10:01am
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The future of the Arsenal star and reported Chelsea target, Alexis Sanchez, continues to generate column inches.

Although some pundits have expressed an opinion that Sanchez will be wearing a Chelsea shirt next season, here at Vital Chelsea we`re not buying into that until an official announcement comes from within the club.

Our view is that Arsenal will be extremely reluctant to sell the Chilean to Chelsea, something that is borne out by an article appearing in Daily Express this weekend.

The article suggests that although Chelsea and Manchester City are interested, Arsenal would rather sell Sanchez to a European club, with Paris Saint-Germain getting a mention, or let the Chilean fill his pockets in the Chinese Super League.

Elsewhere, the good folk of the The Guardian have destroyed the myth that Arsenal will bow to the salary demands of Sanchez whereby it is suggested that the 28-year-old is after a salary of anything between £300,000 and £400,000 a week, with Arsene Wenger quoted as having remarked,

“You have many different opinions. Some people tell me: ‘Just give him what he wants.` But then you cannot respect any more any wage structure and you put the club in trouble as well. You have to make the decision in an objective way. The club always has to be the priority. I understand top players are a big priority but, even for important players, you can only pay as much as you can afford.”

So, there it is, if Chelsea do have serious ambitions of adding Alexis Sanchez to the squad for next season, there are two serious obstacles to overcome,

1 – Persuade Arsenal to sell to not only a rival London club but one of their biggest rivals on the domestic scene.

2 – Meet the extraordinary wage demands of a player that could propel us to the next level Antonio Conte wants to take the club to.

It could be an interesting summer.

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One Reply to “Sanchez to Chelsea Update”

  • Who can we replace Sanchez with in our current set up assuming Hazard stays? I am not sure he’s better than Pedro of now.

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