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Chelsea TRANSFERS - Why not Alexis Sanchez too?

It's probably not unprecedented, but Chelsea keep getting linked this off-season on end with a plethora of stars, mostly of the Latino and Spanish-speaking stock.

It isn't surprising then that reports from Spain now say Chelsea want to add Chilean hotshot Alexis Sanchez to their impressive galaxy of stars at Stamford Bridge.

The reports claim that since Sanchez's relationship with Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi is irreparably damaged owing to a spat where Messi refused to celebrate with teammates when Sanchez scored a brace in a La Liga match last term the 25-year-old former Udinese striker wants out, with the Premier League his preferred destination.

Barcelona, who reportedly now see him as surplus to requirements under new boss and former captain Luis Enrique, have wasted no time in putting a price-tag of 27m on the forward who is comfortable playing alone as a centre forward, wide or just behind the main striker in other words, possesses balling qualities and technical attributes not dissimilar to those of one Luis Suarez and can work in tight spaces across the attacking third with a dangerous unforgiving eye for a goal and Liverpool are said to be top of the pile of suitors for his signature having already tabled a bid of 20m which was rejected.

Man United, Juventus, Man City and Arsenal are the other clubs also mentioned, and with his world class statistics and exploits in the ongoing World Cup I'll be amazed if the Chelsea board don't step up the mooted interest in a player who at 25, falls perfectly in line with our youthful recruitment policy thereby ticking all the boxes.

With Diego Costa, also 25, all but certain to arrive Stamford Bridge in the coming days in a 32m move from Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, amidst the dire need of more than one prolific striker who knows where the back of the net is at Chelsea, Vital Chelsea asks the twenty-seven million pound question, why not Alexis Sanchez too?

Surely, if Chelsea flop Fernando Torres was worth 50m in 2011 then Costa and Sanchez for 59m in 2014 must be good business, no?

Chelsea fans, does the thought of Sanchez teamming up with the Hazards and the Oscars boil your potatoes?

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Writer: Josh_Mou  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 21 2014

Time: 10:44AM

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Why not? I wonder. I'd sign him if available in a split-second. He's such an amazing player and can do a perfect job at centre forward position at Chelsea. To bring him we may have to find a buyer for Torres (which is very difficult) and Ba. A strike force of Costa, Sanchez and Lukaku will take us to the top of EPL come season-end.
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21/06/2014 11:56:00

He is a winger not a CF, if we sign him, what will happen to Salah, Willian and Schurrle?
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21/06/2014 12:01:00

Would prefer Costa, Ballotelli and Lukaku, but looking at his age and abilities,27m isn't going to be a bad business
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21/06/2014 12:13:00

I have been calling for Alexis Sanchez since before the last season ended but felt Barca were not crazy enough to put him up for that it appears that they have infact lost their marbles in catalonia we had best ensure we get this guy. The fact that Liverpool want him is reason enough to snap him up..they were the first guys to target Costa if anyone remembers and their scouts have an eye for picking out attacking talent. To samex Sanchez is certainly not a winger of the true nature. He is one of the most versatile players in the final third and plays mostly as a wing forward for Barca in their 4-3-3 but has often played as a second striker for them and played that way for Udinese alongside antonin Di natale. He also plays that way as a second striker for Chile in their 4-4-2 formations. frankly though even if he were a true basic winger he has way greater quality as far as goal scoring and ball control in the 18 yard box than Willian and Schurrle..adding him would give us tow unique and different top tier striker options we have not had since the days of the Drogs and Niko Anelka. for me he is a must sign. Lets get it done.
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21/06/2014 12:14:00

sanchez will be a good buy...he is a good winger who can play as cf also...and he can be the one who can play in tight space...regarding costa i have doubt about him that he would fit our system...get in kroos and sanchez and we will be fine for this season...sell rami mikel ba and torres if that we get room for this player..
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21/06/2014 12:18:00

He has no spot here. We will have to move on someone. Jose doesn't like a big squad, as evident last season.
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21/06/2014 13:32:00

As much as I want Sanchez, I fink the little problem would be that we will have to offload one of our wingers before recruiting him as most likely we ain't gonna find a buyer for Torres... Schurrle, willian or salah would have to leave and I really don't see Mourinho selling anyone of the three....
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21/06/2014 13:34:00

As much as I want Sanchez, I fink the little problem would be that we will have to offload one of our wingers before recruiting him as most likely we ain't gonna find a buyer for Torres... Schurrle, willian or salah would have to leave and I really don't see Mourinho selling anyone of the three....
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21/06/2014 13:37:00

As much as I want Sanchez, I fink the little problem would be that we will have to offload one of our wingers before recruiting him as most likely we ain't gonna find a buyer for Torres... Schurrle, willian or salah would have to leave and I really don't see Mourinho selling anyone of the three....
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21/06/2014 13:37:00

pls add additional 5 million pound 2 show ur gratitude n bite deir fingers off 4 dat guy,he is d closest i av eva seen to suarez n he hasnt scored much goals cos of messi
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21/06/2014 13:40:00

Our wingers won't be affected coz we'll buy him to play as a centre forward. He'll however provide versatility due to his ability to play as a winger. We can change our tactics to 4-4-2 with him around especially against tight defenses. As it is we can play a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 system. Sign him up.
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21/06/2014 14:15:00

We'll never buy him.
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21/06/2014 15:18:00

Sign him up. He is the similar type of player as Suarez, Aguero, Tevez that we have been long for. I haven't seen anything special from Costa except his ability to fall under softest touch
Rip The Reds Apart
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21/06/2014 15:57:00

I remember a lot of fans here saying Sanchez is not good enough for Chelsea and was overrated...
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21/06/2014 16:25:00

A 2 word answer- YES PLEASE. 2 more words- GET HIM
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21/06/2014 17:00:00

Barca will be mad to sell him.
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21/06/2014 18:06:00

B2K420, any team that sells Fabregas and replace with Rakitic is insane. So yeah, expect Barcelona to sell Sanchez coz they are mad. They must be smoking the same weed emirates and Wenger were smoking when they bid for Suarez.
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21/06/2014 18:41:00

Yes please... Sell Moses and Marin and Romeu.... And Buy Sanchez
The Persian
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22/06/2014 05:28:00

Sanchez would be a perfect fit for our current crop of attacking midfielders / wingers. Now, unless Jose drastically remoulds these players to suit Costa's style of play, then Sanchez would provide the artful, skilful and tight control required to play off the likes of Hazard, Oscar and Fabregas. Persian is right, we have so many players (and I mean 1st team squad players) that will never become regular picks, why not generate the money from them, get Sanchez, and still comply with FFP.
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22/06/2014 08:17:00

We often moan at Chelsea's transition from a very successful but ageing squad to what we have now, yet we have not done too bad. Old Red Nose was the master of slowly, slowly making 'big' changes to his squad that allowed Manure to maintain constant competitiveness. Them, and now Barca, are struggling to make a smooth transition, no doubt compounded by managerial changes happening at the same time as when guidance and experience is needed to sell off the big names to enact a 'new style'. We should count ourselves extremely lucky to have Jose at this time. His only big mistake so far is Mata, ohhh how we could have done with him to unlock those bus parkers that lost us the PL last season. We all know that we need to drastically re-address the striking situation at Chelsea, Sanchez would add another string to the bow, and eventually Torres will realise that he is no.3 and out (mind you would he move for the sake of playing time? I doubt it). Get Sanchez, and get another, we need to clear out our current strike force completely, start anew.
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22/06/2014 08:27:00

That's on top of Costa as well BTW
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22/06/2014 08:28:00

I would seriously consider selling Torres at a bargain price (not that he is worth much anyway), take the financial hit, he has caused too much damage at Chelsea. Ba has to go as well, Et'o is gone. Clear out the lot!!
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22/06/2014 08:33:00

'Millstone around your neck' is the perfect description of the tenure of Torres
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22/06/2014 08:36:00

Just as well it was Roman who provided the 'trophy purchase' of Torres, he only has himself to blame for that. However look at the trail of destruction that Torres has left in his wake. Incredible that one player can do that.
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22/06/2014 08:47:00

One sticking point regarding any chance of going for Sanchez. His name is Lavezzi, Jose fancies him me thinks.
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22/06/2014 09:03:00

Sanchez is nothing close to Suarez at all. Also makes no sense signing Sanchez when you have Willian and Salah on the RF role. Most likely Willian will have to be sold since he is the expensive one. Also makes no sense to buy him for the 3rd CF role as the main reason he is leaving Barca is because of lack of time. One more thing, Diego costa came out saying Chelsea tried to sign him last summer. However it is unclear if Liverpool or Chelsea were the first to notice him.
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22/06/2014 10:29:00

One worry I have about Costa. I read somewhere - maybe on here? - that it is Jorge Mendes, his agent, who is driving this transfer. The implication was Costa was perfectly happy in Madrid and he was only leaving because Mendes could make lots of money. Now I know players move about for money but their heart has to be in it as well or disaster looms.
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22/06/2014 10:43:00

Suarez is in the class of Messi, Ronaldo and RVP on form. Some People currently call him the best player in the world. Sanchez is definitely not in that class.
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22/06/2014 12:51:00

Sanchez had nothing to do with Willian/Sallah. He is a skillful striker that can also come in from the wing. Sign him for second striker.
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22/06/2014 21:35:00

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23/06/2014 06:40:00

Sanchez is the next big thing in football world after Messi. But I wonder if Mourinho needs such a player?
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23/06/2014 07:46:00

Sell Marin, Kakuta, Willian and Salah. Sign Sanchez.
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23/06/2014 10:26:00

mourinho has expressed his interest on him along with j.campbell. i hope negotiation talks will begin soon..
Sathish Lakshmanan
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23/06/2014 14:41:00


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