ANTONIO CONTE has cleared the way in which for Manchester United to signal Alexis Sanchez.
The Italian was requested throughout his press convention if Chelsea are planning to signal the Arsenal star.
He replied: “I do not know, however I do not suppose so.
“I repeat: I do not wish to give my opinion concerning the switch market.”
Sanchez seems to be almost certainly to move to Outdated Trafford, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading the opposite manner in a cash-plus-player deal that can see the Chilean earn way over his present weekly wage in North London.
However it seems the entire settlement hinges on the Armenian giving the thumbs as much as a cope with the Gunners.
Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola instructed The Occasions: “Manchester United are usually not going to signal Sanchez except Mkhi agrees to hitch Arsenal.”
After all, Conte may very well be bluffing, however given he doesn’t have management over transfers at Chelsea, that’s unlikely.
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He described his admiration for Chilean star Sanchez in final Friday’s press convention, however simply days later appeared to downplay the membership’s curiosity.
The Italian confirmed the involvement of Michy Batshuayi within the FA Cup replay in opposition to Norwich Metropolis tomorrow night time, who had been tipped to go away Stamford Bridge.
Conte confirmed he’s making an attempt to guard Eden Hazard from burn-out, after bringing the Belgian star off early in his final 4 begins.
The Blues are nonetheless concerned within the FA Cup – the place they’ve a replay – and the Carabao Cup semi-finals, in addition to the Champions League and their Premier League commitments.
Conte added: “We’re speaking a couple of participant that just lately had a foul harm in his ankle and had a surgical procedure.
“Often when you might have this example you must listen as a result of you may have ups and downs. He missed pre-season with us.
“It’s regular that one participant can’t all the time preserve high kind, however just like the others, it’s my job to attempt to enhance him, to place him in the perfect bodily situation and make the perfect choice for the workforce.”
He was additionally requested if Hazard is completely happy – which provoked a growling response from the Italian.
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He mentioned: “This isn’t vital, I’m the coach I determine. Solely right here is that this completely happy.
“You’re very nervous if the participant is completely happy or not completely happy. My job is to do the perfect for the participant and the workforce, to not make each single participant completely happy.
“Each press convention, it’s are you nervous to make a participant sad. No, I’m nervous about profitable.”