Chelsea are weighing up a January move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in order to placate manager Antonio Conte, the Mirror reports.
The Italian was reportedly close to leaving the club in the summer, but an expensive financial penalty in his contract effectively persuaded him to stay at Stamford Bridge.
The hamstring injury to Alvaro Morata lays bare Conte’s lack of striking options with the Blues boss favouring to put on Willian instead of his other main striker Michy Batshuayi against Manchester City last weekend.
The fact that they lost out to Tottenham for Fernando Llorente this summer means Conte will be keen to strengthen that area of the pitch when the transfer window reopens.
The Mirror say Sanchez could be the one they turn to this time around. The Chilean international will have six months left to run on his contract in January, but Manchester City are believed to be favourites to sign the forward at the moment.
The Gunners are also unlikely to want to sell their star player to a rival, making it more likely that they will look to run the player’s contract down instead, even if it means losing a transfer fee for the player.