Chelsea want Alexis Sanchez so badly they are prepared to make him the best-paid player in the Premier League if he leaves Arsenal according to Don Balon.

Antonio Conte is massive admirer of Alexis Sanchez, so much so, he’s ready to sanction an eye-watering deal to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

So say the reports.

It’s hard to know how much truth there is to these rumours, but the noise around Chelsea and Alexis is growing with every passing week.

His ‘entourage’ has already allegedly met with the club and is planning to do so again.

When you put all this together with the stories around Juventus recently, it’s clear his agent is in full-on move mode.

This isn’t, as some might think, a ploy by his agent to get more money out of Arsenal.

It’s gone beyond that now.

Alexis will leave, it’s just a case of when and to whom.

The how much will most likely be well above Arsenal’s top offer, regardless.

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