Conte urges Chelsea to complete Sanchez deal

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A host of top English clubs including league leaders Manchester City and their domestic rivals Manchester United have been linked with a move for the Chile worldwide, though the Blues boss has now confirmed that the Londoners will not be part of this.

"But we want to keep Jack and if we have an opportunity maybe to keep Ozil, the rebuild will be less deep than if all the three left".

What is certain is that City are no longer in a one-horse race to sign the 29-year-old and Guardiola's refusal to engage with any questions about Sanchez during his press conference on Friday hinted at growing frustration with the ongoing saga over the player's next move.

The Arsenal forward was with his team-mates this morning at London Colney as they prepared for their clash with Bournemouth on Sunday.

"Scott knows where it all stands and he knows the club's situation".

Whichever Manchester club Arsenal's best player decides to join, the real challenge comes in finding an adequate replacement. "So I wait, and I take a chunk of that contract as a signing fee", Wenger said.

It's looking increasingly likely City manager Pep Guardiola won't be able to reunite with Sanchez after the pair worked together in Barcelona during the 2011/12 season.

As reported by, United are willing to offer £25m and include out-of-favour playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a deal for the Arsenal forward, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season. However, reports are now saying that they will face some competition from one of their most bitter rivals in the Premier League. On the same day as the United interest was revealed, Sanchez' agent was discovered to be following United on social media and many fans got ahead of themselves. He's a little bit the same in relation to other players that are involved in this gossip of the transfer market.

"So that slowly is killing the transfers, and you will have more and more players going to the end of their contract because of that". "Because the difference on wages between the big, big clubs - financially I speak - and us has become big".

It's pretty clear that Alexis wants to move to City, and reports have said that personal terms have been agreed for some time now, the two teams just need to agree a price.

"There's a massive importance for these kinds of games, of course", said the Frenchman.

Jose Mourinho isn't exactly the kind of person to shy away from the limelight, give him a chance and he'll make sure the spotlight shines brightly where he wants it to.

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