Antonio Conte Identifies Arsenal Star as Number One Transfer Target

Chile and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, left, at Monumental Stadium, Santiago, Chile, March 28.
Chile and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, left, at Monumental Stadium, Santiago, Chile, March 28. Sanchez could reportedly leave Arsenal for Chelsea in the summer. Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Chelsea will pursue Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez as its number one summer transfer target, according to a Guardian report.

Sanchez, 28, has less than a year remaining on his current contract and has yet to agree a new deal with Arsenal.

According to The Guardian, Conte, who is ready himself to sign a new contract with Chelsea after less than a year in charge, has submitted a list of transfer targets to Chelsea's recruitment team, including director Marina Granovskaia and Sanchez.

The Chilean drew equal to Marcelo Salas, his country's all-time leading goalscorer, on Tuesday evening, with a free kick in a 3-1 victory over Venezuela in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

Arsenal could struggle to hold onto Sanchez but could also benefit from a fight for his services between many of Europe's grandest clubs. Inter Milan, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are all reportedly interested, in addition to Chelsea.

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