According to reports in The Telegraph, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez would prefer to make a move to Chelsea this summer if he does leave the club.
The Chile international could be on his way out of the Emirates after talks over a new contract – which runs out next in 2018 – have seemingly broken down, and he wants to move to a club where he will be competing for major trophies.
That is something that doesn’t look likely right now for the Gunners, who lie in sixth position in the Premier League table despite the 28-year-old’s haul of 18 league goals.
Blues boss Antonio Conte wants to boost his attacking options this summer as he gets ready for the club’s return to the Champions League next term, and is said to have made Sanchez and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku his top targets.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the update via social media, with many believing they would be almost unbeatable if they managed to bring Sanchez to Stamford Bridge.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to the story…
— Alan Hughes (@BlocksONeill) April 4, 2017
Looking devastating for the rival teams next season
Excited about UCL especially if Sanchez joins. #CFC
— ConteTweets (@ConteTweets) April 4, 2017
— ADEYEMI (@Yemite008) April 4, 2017
Alexi Sanchez to Chelsea?!?! This better be happening #CFC
— Indra (@indiedrew) April 4, 2017
We sold Cech to Arsenal so it's only right they sell us Sanchez Blud #CFC
— KSA (@Formin_Diaz) April 4, 2017
C'mon Sanchez get yourself over to West London #cfc
— Mikey Forbes (@MikeyForbes1) April 4, 2017
Hazard & Sanchez next season ????
— Danny Heggs (@DannyyHeggs) April 3, 2017
If chelsea sign Alexis Sanchez in the sumer nobody is beating us for a very long time #CFC
— Marco Colistro (@mcolistro_15) April 3, 2017