Chelsea interested in signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in January

Alexis Sanchez during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium
Image: Alexis Sanchez is a January target for Chelsea, according to Sky sources

Chelsea are interested in signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the January transfer window, Sky Sports News understands.

Antonio Conte rates the forward highly, and revealed last Friday that he tried to sign the then Udinese player when he was Juventus manager.

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Chelsea are yet to make a formal offer for Sanchez, but they do have a history of flying under the radar when it comes to signing players.

They bought Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 when he was poised to join their London rivals Tottenham.

Watch Antonio Conte tell the media that he is a big admirer of Sanchez and that whoever signs him will have done good business

The news comes on the same day Manchester City pulled out of the race for Sanchez due to their belief the deal had become too expensive.

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Manchester United, however, are still interested in the 29-year-old, and Sky Sports News understands they are willing to pay Sanchez more than £350,000 per week if he were to move to Old Trafford.

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