Chelsea are reportedly planning another attempt at securing a deal for Juventus defender Alex Sandro despite having a €56 million bid rejected
According to a report by TransferMarketWeb, Chelsea are not giving up in their pursuit of Alex Sandro and are set to table another offer after having a €56 million bid rejected. Juventus are believed to be open to the idea of Sandro leaving this summer but the Italian giants have not accepted any offer so far.
Sandro joined Juventus from FC Porto in the summer of 2015, and the 26-year-old wasted no time in establishing himself as one of the best full-backs in Serie A. He soon went on to become a regular figure in the Juventus starting lineup, post the departure of Patrice Evra.
The talented defender has been part of a Juventus side that has won the league title in the last two seasons, and it is quite evident that he is not seeking an exit due to a lack of silverware. That being said, after having won everything in Italy, it probably may be time to embark upon a new challenge.
At Stamford Bridge, the Italian connection could be enough to lure the Brazilian to join forces with Antonio Conte. The former Juventus manager is known to have a soft spot for Serie A players, and is intent on signing Sandro before the window ends.
If the deal goes through, Chelsea can greatly benefit from it. Sandro has enough experience when it comes to playing as a wing-back as well as a traditional full-back.
Conte deployed a 3-4-3 en route to winning the Premier League title this past season, and is not likely to change his system so Sandro can slot in seamlessly since his versatility will aid him. Additionally, the Brazilian is still just 26 years old and can easily offer football at the top level for several more years.
And with Chelsea in desperate search of left wing-back this summer, Sandro does seem to be an ideal fit. However, the Blues will have to offer a better and higher deal if they are to convince Juventus to let the Brazilian leave this summer.
It is quite evident that Conte is increasingly desperate to sign big names since he has stuttered in his transfer pursuits this summer. After failure to land players like Romelu Lukaku and Danilo, Conte will be particularly keen to ensure the same does not happen with Sandro.
However, it might seem a bit odd that the Italian club would be willing to part ways with one of their best performers. Sandro played a key role in guiding his team to the Champions League final this past season and it remains to be seen if Juventus indeed end up parting ways with the player.