The 48-year-old expressed his admiration for Sanchez, whose time at Arsenal appears to be coming to an end either in the January transfer window or this summer when his Gunners contract expires.

Conte said: “We are talking about a top player in a moment when you can buy him with a price not so high.

“This is a great chance for the clubs that can invest in him.”

Sanchez has been linked with Manchester City and, with Manchester United reportedly entering the bidding, Conte was asked why Chelsea have not joined the race, especially with Michy Batshuayi failing to convince as a back-up to Alvaro Morata and “half” striker Eden Hazard often used instead as a ‘false nine’.

“I don’t know how I can answer you,” Conte added.

“I can give my opinion to my club for every situation but then they have to make the best decision, and that is right.”

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