Harry Redknapp: My thoughts on Alexis Sanchez joining Chelsea
Harry Redknapp explains why he thinks it would be unlikely for Alexis Sanchez to sign for Chelsea this summer from Arsenal
Harry Redknapp believes it is unlikely that Arsenal would be willing to sell Alexis Sanchez to London rivals Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
The Chile international’s future at Arsenal has been a relentless source of speculation in recent months after both he and Mesut Ozil approach the final year of their contracts at The Emirates.
Sanchez recently said that he is planning to sit down with Arsenal chiefs and discuss his situation at the end of the season.
The 28-year-old is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents and he has scored 28 goals and made 16 assists in all competitions this season.
He has been touted as a possible transfer target for Chelsea ahead of the summer window but former QPR manager Redknapp feels that deal is unlikely to happen.
However, Redknapp believes that it will still prove to be difficult for Arsenal to keep hold of Sanchez when the transfer window reopens.
Redknapp wrote in the Evening Standard: “There’s talk of Sanchez going to Chelsea and I’ve heard he likes London but it would be a surprise if that happened.
“The Arsenal board would probably be lynched by their own fans if they sold Sanchez to Chelsea.
“He is so good that he’d improve any team but if the Gunners have got any ambition at all, they have got to hang on to him.
“Manchester City, Paris St Germain and Juventus are all queuing up, though, so it might not be easy.”
Arsenal take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley next weekend.