Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Will Respect Arsenal Over Alexis Sanchez Interest

However, it's not just Chelsea fans who have reacted to what Sanchez said earlier in the week, Crystal Palace supporters have as well, with some seemingly hopeful that the 28-year-old could end up at Selhurst Park this summer... The Chile worldwide is yet to pen a contract extension at the north London outfit despite approaching the final year of his contract.

Sanchez has provided 22 goals and 14 assists for the FA Cup finalists this campaign, but it is the lack of progress in the top flight which appears to have unsettled the Chilean.

Sanchez, on the other hand, has been involved in a contract standoff with Arsenal for the last few months, and recently claimed that he would like to remain in London, but playing for a club with a winning mentality.

Michael Emenalo, Chelsea's sporting director, wants Romelu Lukaku instead to make a point to Jose Mourinho about the Belgian's ability.

But how likely is it that Alexis becomes the first player to move from the Gunners to the Blues since Ashley Cole?

But while manager Antonio Conte wants Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata, who he worked with at Juventus, his thoughts aren't shared by some prominent board members.

Following the on-going rumours surrounding the future of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, the betting market has seen a flurry of support for the Chilean star to move to Chelsea. The German giants would not only be able to afford the price-tag but could also offer Sanchez a much better contract than Arsenal are willing to give him.

Should they fail to land either Sanchez or Lukaku, then Chelsea could revisit their interest in Morata, but, at this stage, the 24-year-old has fallen down their list of targets.

Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has seemingly ruled out Sanchez's potential move to Stamford Bridge after he aimed a dig at their rivals by suggesting that there is 'only one team in London'.

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