- Antonio Conte has said Chelsea are not interested in signing Alexis Sanchez
- Reports late on Monday, January 15 claimed the Blues had joined the race to sign the player
- Manchester United are said to be close to completing a deal for the Chilean
- It is understood Sanchez has signed a £350,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford
Antonio Conte has suggested Chelsea are not in the hunt to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, January 15, the Chelsea boss said he does not think Chelsea are trying to sign the Chilean.
Asked about Sanchez, Conte coyly said: “I don’t know, I don’t think so.
“About the transfer market I prefer to talk to the club and give an opinion and I repeat I don’t want to give my opinion on that.”
Conte had intimate talks with his Chelsea bosses last summer when they found it hard to sign his top transfer targets.
Reports on Monday, January 15 claimed Chelsea entered the race to sign Sanchez who Arsenal are determined to get as much as they can for.
It is however understood Manchester United remain frontrunners to sign Sanchez, with a £350,000-a-week contract in place for the 29-year-old.
Chelsea are seeking a new striker to add firepower to their forward line and have already signed midfielder Ross Barkley from Everton.
Meanwhile Michy Batshuayi appears set to leave the club on loan, with Sevilla said to be keen on the Belgian.
There are also reports that Andy Carroll is being monitored ahead of a loan swoop - although West Ham would likely fight to keep their centre-forward.
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