Saturday 16 December 2017

'I'd like to stay in London but with a team that is winning things' - Alexis Sanchez hints at Chelsea move

Alexis Sanchez knows he wants to stay in London
Alexis Sanchez knows he wants to stay in London
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez insists he is happy in London but has hinted he would entertain interest from Chelsea as he wants to play in a team with a "winning mentality".

The 28-year-old Chilean is reportedly the main summer transfer target for Antonio Conte's Premier League-leading Blues, with Arsenal unwilling to let him leave the Emirates for less than £50million.

Sanchez, who has 15 months left on his Gunners deal, has opened a door to Chelsea by suggesting his frustration with Arsene Wenger's underperforming team could tempt him to cross the capital.

Speaking to Chilean media while on international duty, and quoted in Publimetro, he said: "I am happy in London and hope to finish my contract there.

"I'd like to stay in the city but with a team that is winning things, that has a winning mentality.

"I'm 28 years old, I still have a lot of years ahead of me. I am a player who looks after himself."

Sanchez has also been linked with Juventus, Paris St Germain, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

The uncertainty over his Arsenal future runs in tandem with the confusion over manager Wenger, who is yet to announce whether he will agree to the new two-year deal currently on the table.

The Gunners have lost six of their last nine matches and are fighting to finish in the Premier League top four, a situation which has brought 67-year-old Wenger under intense scrutiny.

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