Friday, 18 August, 2017

Juventus reject Chelsea offer for Alex Sandro

Chelsea's offer of £55.2m was rejected but Juventus have said they won't stand in the way Chelsea's offer of £55.2m was rejected but Juventus have said they won't stand in the way
Christy Curtis | 19 June, 2017, 02:10

The Brazilian is entering the peak of his career at 26 years of age and would certainly be a signing that excites supporters at Stamford Bridge, who will welcome big money signings that boost their chances of retaining the Premier League title and making progress in Europe.

The relationship between manager and board has also been severely tested by Conte's decision to inform Diego Costa, by text, that he is not in the club's plans.

Chelsea insist that there are no problems between the club and Conte, and fully expect him to sign the new £9.6m-a-year deal that is on the table waiting for him when he returns from holiday.

"Our desire is to not sell any of our most important players", general director Giuseppe Marotta told Corriere dello Sport.

Chelsea were reportedly willing to pay up to €60 million for the left wing-back, but Juventus have no intention of parting with the Brazil global.

Juventus are set to chase Benjamin Mendy to replace Alex Sandro.

Sandro has excelled since moving to Turin in the summer of 2015 and was part of the side that recently lost to Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League. The Italian is seeking to add greater depth in quality in virtually all areas of the team, and has already made it clear he is prepared to make ruthless decisions even in the wake of his squad's eye-catching efforts last term.

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