Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits he tried to sign Alexis Sanchez for Juventus when he was an Udinese player.
Arsenal stand to lose Alexis for nothing at the end of the season, and Conte was spotted whispering into the Chilean attacker's ear before Chelsea's goalless draw with Arsenal in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
“He knows very well in my first season in Juventus we tried to buy him from Udinese and then he decided to go to Barcelona,” the Coach said at a Press conference.
“He knows well my admiration for him and this was a good chance to say hello to him.
“Arsenal has to decide his future because they decide if they sell him now but his future for sure will be in a great club.”
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