Chelsea deal for Arsenal star scuppered by wages

Chelsea have definitely withdrawn any interest in Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez after it was confirmed that the requested wage package by the Chile international was not something they would match, especially for a 30 year old.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already confirmed that a swap deal between Sanchez and Mkhitaryan is pretty much anyway however it appears the wages were never something they were going to match.

Chelsea are though very keen to sign West Ham United forward Andy Carroll. Whilst not as shiny as Sanchez, his bulk up front could yet prove to be a shrewd signing with Morata currently struggling.

Chelsea are still keen on Alex Telles of FC Porto and although a deal in January looks very unlikely, it could still prove a possibility with funds that were going to be used in the Sanchez deal available for two January players rather than one.

Many will argue that Chelsea should not be spending £20m on squad players but rather bring in higher quality players for a higher investment and with Conte seemingly on his way out this summer it remains to be seen whether the club wish to fully back him in the transfer market this month.


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