It seems as though the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga is taking a new twist with every passing hour. According to latest reports from the Independent, the want-away Arsenal forward has chosen his ideal club to join, and it is neither Bayern Munich nor Manchester City. The latest name thrown into the hat of the forward’s suitors is that of English champions, Chelsea.
According to the report, Sanchez has made his mind up on leaving Arsenal, but loves living in London and would prefer to move to West London in order for fight for European glory in the Champions League. It is understood that the Gunners’ talisman sees the Blues as a more stable club that is capable of challenging for every piece of silverware, and few can argue with that logic.
Now as much as I would like to put it down to just media speculation, it is worth noting that the story makes complete sense. The future of Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge is far from certain and Antonio Conte might well be looking towards a cheeky swoop for the Arsenal forward as a direct replacement for the Belgian.
Alexis has stated his love for London on innumerable occasions and should he want to stay in the capital and fight for the biggest trophies, few could argue that Stamford Bridge is the place to go. While Wenger has constantly reiterated that the diminutive forward will not be sold regardless of whether he signs a contract extension or not, you’d have to consider the financial consequences of that approach and a situation may arise where the Frenchman must concede defeat.
Amidst all the speculation about Chelsea coming into the picture, it is being widely reported that Manchester City will test the Gunners’ resolve with a £50 million bid. If Bayern Munich cannot pay up, it comes down to Chelsea and City and it appears as though Sanchez will choose Chelsea. While Wenger may be adamant, it seems as though he has to choose between selling him to a rival and losing him for free.
Where would you prefer Alexis to go?