Antonio Conte has reportedly declared his love for Alexis Sanchez claiming that he would have loved to have him at the Stamford Bridge stadium. The Italian manager who was captured whispering into the player’s ear by after his team’s goalless draw against Arsenal last year told Newsmen that he respected the chilean’s personality and his work rate during matches.
According to Daily Mirror, Conte told Chelsea boards of directors to make sure they beat Mourinho to the player’s signature in the just-concluded January transfer window. Despite his plea, the board failed to sign the physical-imposing player as United acquire his signature before them.
Manchester United were smart while negotiating with Arsenal as they attracted the Gunners board of directors with a player-plus-cash deal which saw Armenia striker Henrikh Mkhitaryan joins the North London club as part of the swap deal.
Conte is reportedly under much pressure to save his Chelsea’s job and will now turn to another Gunners player—who joined the Blues in the deadline day—for goals.
Olivier Giroud who is in need of much first-team action in order to convince his national team coach that he deserves a place in his World Cup squad switched from the North London club to the West London when he completed his £18million move to Stamford Bridge.
Morata who is Chelsea’s highest goalscorer has lost his form after he returned from injury but with the acquisition of the Frenchman, the Spaniard will no longer shoulder Chelsea’s goalscoring burden alone.
The former Arsenal player could make his debut for the Blues on Monday when they battle Watford at the Vicarage Road.