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Chelsea are reportedly interested in submitting a bid for Alexis Sanchez if the Chilean fails to agree new contract terms with Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he would not consider selling Alexis Sanchez at the end of the season even though he would have just twelve months left on his contract by the end of the season.

“I can give no assurances on their Arsenal future, but 18 months is quite long in football,” Wenger said as quoted by Goal.

“They are completely committed and try to do well. We are trying to extend their contract. But when you negotiate, the less you talk about it, the better it is. Players like Ozil and Alexis make a lot of money and have the privilege to make a choice where they want to play. We will do anything to get them to extend.”

“I believe there could be a big offer for Alexis from China, but why would he go to China if he plays in England. We will not sell Ozil. They will definitely stay for 18 months and hopefully for much longer. I will not consider selling them at the end of the season.”

“Contract talks are part of the job. It has always been difficult. When the players are high-profile names, you get asked the same things over and over again. But that does not affect the speed of negotiations or decision making. Sometimes things go really fast and sometimes they take a bit longer. Talks will not have any effect on the dressing room. That is not a problem.”

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