Rivals could join race for Sanchez

Date published: 31 August 2017

ALEXIS Sanchez, Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho could all seal big-money moves on what promises to be a dramatic final day of the Premier League transfer window.

Sanchez's future has been in doubt for the best part of a year but losing the Chilean so late in the summer, with little chance of finding a replacement, would be a bitter pill to swallow for Arsenal supporters.

Particularly damaging would be to sell to a title rival and while Manchester City is his most likely destination, it is not difficult to imagine Chelsea and Manchester United joining the bidding should Arsenal indicate a willingness to negotiate.

Chelsea's spending power could be significantly bolstered too if they can find a buyer for the sidelined Costa, whose preferred move to Atletico Madrid has been complicated by the Spanish club's current transfer ban.

Antonio Conte's eagerness to shift the striker out of Stamford Bridge could offer a suitor the chance for a bargain or at the very least an attractive short-term loan deal.

Coutinho is also determined to leave for Spain, having had his head turned by Barcelona but, unlike Chelsea, Liverpool insist they have no interest in selling.