Conte: "I repeat it is not right to talk about" Sanchez.

Discussing the potential signing of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is disrespectful, according to Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. The attacking ace, who joined the Gunners from Barcelona in 2014, is out of contract with Arsenal in 2018 and hasn't signed a new deal but negotiations with the north London side are on going. "I don't think it is right to talk about the other players of other teams," said Conte as reported.

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"It is not right. Now we are totally focused on the next game against West Bromwich and January or next season are very far away for us.

"I repeat it is not right to talk about other players, it would be a lack of respect for their players, their clubs, my team and my club. "Now it is important to be focused on the game against West Brom, then we have four games before January and it's important to be focused on these games. "January is far away for me. Now I'm very glad to work with this squad and these players, for this reason I repeat to stay concentrated on game by game and then we will see."

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