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Friday January 14 2011
Chelsea want Sanchez too

Chelsea have joined Inter in the race to sign Udinese ace Alexis Sanchez, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Italian champions have been monitoring the Chilean for months and are understood to have opened negotiations with the Bianconeri.

However, according to Italy's most famous pink paper, Chelsea are ready to hijack the deal for the South American.

The London club are said to be willing to offer €25m for the versatile attacker who can play out wide, as a trequartista or as a second striker.

Inter are believed to have offered the Udine outfit a deal worth €20m in total, although they could now offer some players too in order to net Sanchez.

The report claims that the Nerazzurri will tempt Udinese with a choice of two deals for their attacking sensation.

The first is to provide the Friuli outfit with €15m, plus Joel Obi and the co-ownership of attacking midfielder Jonathan Biabiany.

The second option is to take out Obi all together and offer €18m as well as the Frenchman.

Udinese have stated on numerous occasions that they are hoping to keep Sanchez until the end of the season and then sell.

Manchester United are another side who have been associated with the 22-year-old.

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