Chelsea Join Rivals In Hunt For Chilean Attacker

By on April 24, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea join the hunt for Alexis Sanchez.

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Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Manchester United in registering an interest in Barcelona attacker Alexis Sanchez – who’s expected to leave the Nou Camp this summer, according to the Express.

Sanchez moved to Barcelona in 2011 from Italian side Udinese and enjoyed an excellent first season in Spain, scoring 12 goals in his 25 league appearances. However, he’s failed to maintain that form this campaign, scoring just 5 league goals so far, and has struggled to hold down a regular first team place leading to question marks over his future.

The Express claims Arsenal are interested in luring Sanchez to England this summer while newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester United are also thought to be keeping tabs on the Chilean winger.

However, the duo now appear to have competition from rivals Chelsea with the newspaper suggesting the west Londoners have also registered their interest in the 24-year-old.

With owner Roman Abramovich understood to be ready to open the cheque book once again to add firepower to the Blues squad, the report claims Sanchez will sit down with his agent at the end of the season to decide what’s best for his future and it seems he may have plenty of options if he wants to try his luck in the Premier League.

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4 Comments

  1. jazuli

    April 24, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    He is not any firepower he is uselees abrahmovich have 2 know what he is doing.

  2. atid

    April 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Certainly sanchez is not better than walcott. The thing is arsenal need some truly top players in certain positions giving some real competition for places. In fact I would go as far to say that we have around 16 very good players. Szczesney jenkinson sagna mertesacker koscielny vermaelen monreal gibbs arteta ramsey wilshire cazorla rosicky walcott giroud chamberlain podolski what is now required is around 6 world class players to add to that squad. For me we need players like casillas in goal another top centre back like hummels. I would add another midfielder may be wanyama 2 wingers and a striker. A couple of others like mannone coquelin gervinho ryo and campbell can make up the numbers. But the likes of fabianski eastmond djourou squillaci santos diaby denilson arshavin park bendtner chamakh need to clear out their lockers.

    • Dominic

      April 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Totally agree regarding the clearout. We are paying too many players too much money for not even warming the bench.
      The only regret I have in your list is Diaby. He has the talent and if it had not been for the nasty tackle (cue the usual BBC pundits’ “no malice in it”) he could have been a major player for us.

  3. Tom

    April 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Sanchez a solid player!who’s potent in attack&commited in trackin back when not in possesion of the ball(unlike sme lazy plyrs we know)i’d be glad 2 see him @my beloved chelsea..but not for anything more than £12 m..

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