Jorge Sampaoli will join Chelsea if they sign Alexis Sanchez


Chelsea are looking to appoint the Chile national team manager Jorge Sampaoli as the long term replacement of Jose Mourinho at the end of this season.

According to reports in Spain, Sampaoli has informed the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich that he is ready to join Chelsea if he can pull off the transfer of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.

Sanchez has been a key player for Chile under Sampaoli and the Argentine manager is keen to work with the Arsenal star at club level as well.

Sampaoli has informed the Chelsea owner that he is interested in taking charge of Chelsea if his demand is met. The Argentine manager was voted as one of the best coaches in world football this year and guided Chile to a Copa American win.

Sanchez has been one of the best players in the Premier League since joining the Gunners from Barcelona and is valued at £50million.

Although money is not an issue for the Premier League champions, it is highly unlikely that Wenger will allow his star player to join Arsenal’s bitter rivals.

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