Reports are rife that Antonio Conte’s Chelsea have made a bid of €60 million to acquire the services of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.
This was reported by Football Italia who claim that Serie A giants Juventus have received a bid from the Stamford Bridge outfit for the services of Alex Sandro as they have given up their reported pursuit of Dani Alves, as Antonio Conte believes that the 35-year-old can only offer a solution in Chelsea’s defence in the short term while the club needs a long term solution.
The report further claimed that Chelsea had made an initial bid of €50 million which was turned down immediately by Juventus.
The Brazilian defender was a revelation for the Old Ladies last season as he took Stephan Lichsteiner’s place in the starting 11. Alex Sandro scored 3 goals and delivered 7 assists in 42 games for Juventus as they emerged as the winners of a domestic double last season and also progressed to the finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The success of the move for Chelsea looks unlikely as Juventus have shown a propensity to rarely let go of their prized assets, as Massimiliano Allegri who received an extension to his contract would definitely want to retain the same squad, and promote cohesion as he made permanent moves for the likes of Juan Cuadrado and Mehdi Benatia, whilst successfully retaining the services of hotshot Paulo Dybala.
Conte’s reported interest in bringing Alex Sandro to Stamford Bridge may be a response to Leonardo Bonucci’s dismissal of a move to Chelsea. Antonio Conte is believed to be intent on shoring up his defense with Victor Moses looking like the seeming weak link in Chelsea’s defense.