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Report: Red Sox pushing hardest to acquire Sale

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Boston Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski may have one more deal left in him yet.

Armed with the entire front office on Boston's current west coast road trip, Dombrowski and the Red Sox reportedly had late-night talks with the Chicago White Sox regarding left-hander Chris Sale and are pushing hardest to land him, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The Red Sox have been heavily linked to Sale leading into the non-waiver trade deadline, with the White Sox sending scouts to Boston's minor-league clubs earlier this week.

Sale represents Chicago's biggest trade chip, though the front office is in no way rushed to move him. The 27-year-old is under contract through the 2019 season under a very team-friendly deal.

It was reported earlier this week that no offers had come close to Chicago's high asking price for Sale, which is believed to include Boston's three best prospects. Boston's minor-league system is well stocked with the likes of Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers, and Michael Kopech.

Boston's starters enter Monday with a 4.66 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, ranking 21st and 18th respectively in the majors.

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