Antonio Conte Identifies Arsenal Star as Number One Transfer Target

Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez Fury Falling On Deaf Ears And Blind Eyes

Chile Players Confront Alexis Sanchez After Latest Strop On National Team Duty

So, it is hardly a surprise that all and sundry have leaped on the comments of the Arsenal and Chile global star Alexis Sanchez this week, interpreting his comments to mean that he wants to sign for Chelsea, even though our striker said nothing about Antonio Conte or his team and nothing about leaving the Gunners.

Speaking to Chilean media outlet Publimetro while on global duty, Sanchez revealed he would like to finish his career at Arsenal, but is a "player who looks after himself".

"I want to stay in a winning team and keep playing in the same city".

The 28-year-old has a contract until 2018 but the contract renewal negotiations between player and club have been put on hold.

'It's true that it happened before when we were in positions where we had to sell our best players but that is not the case now.

The Arsenal boss was also asked about his own future, which continues to be up in the air as he is out of contract at the end of the season.

Tony Gale and Leon Osman discuss the possibility of Alexis Sanchez moving from Arsenal to Chelsea
Tony Gale and Leon Osman discuss the possibility of Alexis Sanchez moving from Arsenal to Chelsea

"When the team's on a bad run, somebody needs to be singled out, sadly most of the time it's me", he told Sport Bild.

"I think sometimes you are unfairly treated in both ways". I think personally he is happy here, [but] it is true we have not extended his contract yet.

According to a report, Conte has ordered Chelsea to do all they can to sign Sanchez in the summer.

"Sanchez has also been linked with Juventus, Paris St Germain, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich, so Chelsea would face strong competition should they pursue a deal".

And Sanchez, who has scored 22 goals for the Gunners this season, seems to have flirted back with his suitors.

"And there are not many clubs where he can go now and who can afford him" he added.

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