Rumours suggesting that Alexis Sanchez could become a Chelsea player next season are gathering momentum and Paul Merson has added his own prediction.

Sanchez, who is yet to sign a new contract at Arsenal, has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks.

The Chilean international stated last week that he would like to remain in London and according to former Gunner Paul Merson, his next destination will be Chelsea if a $62.3 million (£50 million) offer from Roman Abramovich’s side is made.

“I think Sanchez will leave this summer,” Merson said, as quoted by The Sport Review 

“I don’t think Arsenal will finish in the top four and if they don’t finish in the top four then I don’t see him staying.

“I know the way Arsenal work so there is no way they will let Sanchez leave for nothing if they can get £50m for him in the summer.

“They will have no qualms in selling him to Chelsea. Arsenal will have no choice – if Chelsea are the team that are prepared to pay £50m then Arsenal won’t let him see his contract out.

“People say, ‘Oh well, they won’t sell to Chelsea’, but they sold Robin van Persie to Manchester United so they won’t be fussed about that.

“I definitely think Sanchez could be a Chelsea player next season. He is a world-class footballer so he would fit in at Chelsea.”

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