Sport Juventus reject Chelsea offer for Alex Sandro

11:50  17 june  2017
11:50  17 june  2017 Source:   Goal.com

Juventus quote Chelsea £52m for defender Alex Sandro

  Juventus quote Chelsea £52m for defender Alex Sandro Chelsea will have to part with £52 million in order to land Alex Sandro from Juventus this summer, according to the Evening Standard. Antonio Conte is keen to add strength in depth to his wide areas, in particularly the wing backs. Sandro fits the bill perfectly for Chelsea but whether or not Juventus want to sell is another question. Massimo Allegri will be desperate to keep the core of his squad together after falling at the final hurdle and losing in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. Chelsea remain interested in both Ryan Bertrand and Benjamin Mendy as they look for alternatives to provide competition for Marcos Alonso at Stamford Bridge. With Champions League football to contend with next season, the Blues will need to add to their squad or face being caught out with the added demands. Defence is one area in particular that the Premier League champions are keen to strengthen this summer.

GETTY. Chelsea have had a £35m offer for Alex Sandro rejected by Juventus . Sandro has been on Chelsea 's radar for several months. And it seems the Blues have now stepped up their pursuit of the 26-year-old Brazil international.

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta confirms they rejected “a very big offer ” from Chelsea for Alex Sandro . The Blues have been linked with the Brazilian full-back, who scored three goals and provided five assists this season as the Bianconeri reached the Champions League final.

Sandro - Cropped: Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro © Provided by Goal Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has claimed the Turin giants have turned down a big-money offer from Chelsea for Alex Sandro.

The Premier League title-holders are looking to strengthen their squad as they prepare for Champions League football next term and they had earmarked Alex Sandro as a valuable potential addition.

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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 international.

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

"We said no to a very good offer from Chelsea for Alex Sandro.

"But we know that we are competing with clubs that are in a position to offer wages that are not rational for us. And players are always their own boss.

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"I do not know how Alex Sandro reacted."

The 26-year-old has a contract with Juventus until June 2020.

Alex Sandro tells Juventus he wants to move to Chelsea .
Alex Sandro has informed Juventus of his desire to move to Chelsea this summer, Eurosport reports. The player has been linked with a summer move that now appears to be edging closer. The report suggests that it is now down to the two clubs to finalise a fee for the player. Juventus will reportedly demand a huge figure somewhere in the region of €70 million, which converts to just over £60 million. Sandro joined Juventus in 2015 from FC Porto and has been a mainstay in their system since his arrival. During his time in Italy, he has won two Serie A titles, two Coppa Italias and helped the Old Lady reach the Champions League final last season. Juventus are already preparing for Sandro’s departure by planning moves for AC Milan’s Mattia De Sciglio and Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian. The Italian giants now face the prospect of losing both Sandro and Dani Alves, who himself had been linked to Chelsea, but looks set to join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

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