Sport Chelsea to be rivalled by Manchester United for Alex Sandro

22:52  07 december  2017
22:52  07 december  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Chelsea target Sergi Roberto stalls Barcelona contract talks

  Chelsea target Sergi Roberto stalls Barcelona contract talks Chelsea are on full alert as Spanish La Liga side Barcelona struggle to agree a contract extension with Spaniard Sergi Roberto, who was linked with the Blues last summer, according to a report on Bleacher Report. The club are keen for Roberto to extend his contract with the club but the player is reportedly hesitating due to his wage demands. The full-back believes that he should be paid more by the club and is, therefore, stalling contract negotiations, which has given Chelsea hope of signing him. The 25-year-old has a £35m release clause in his current deal and Barcelona are desperate to increase it to €400m in the new deal but if he doesn’t agree then Chelsea could easily trigger the clause. Fellow Premier League side Manchester United are also interested in Roberto and could challenge Chelsea to secure his signature. Roberto came through the highly-rated Barcelona academy La Masia and has recently been frustrated by a lack of first-team football. Roberto was linked heavily with a move away from the Nou Camp in the summer but a move didn’t materialise. However, the player is keen to gain first team action and it would be a huge disappointment for Barcelona if he left. Roberto’s versatility means that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is interested in him.

Manchester United and Chelsea are set for a summer battle in signing FC Porto defender Alex Sandro , according to the Mirror. Shaw has, however, revealed that he is not giving too much importance to the rumours linking him with a move away from his current employers as he remains

Chelsea to complete £61m move for Alex Sandro making him the most expensive defender ever with Nathan Ake to join Bournemouth for £20m. 9. Mats Hummels £30m - Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich - 2016. 9= Rio Ferdinand £30m - Leeds to Manchester United - 2002.

Chelsea’s pursuit of Juventus defender Alex Sandro has been well documented since the summer transfer window.

The Brazilian defender is understood to be keen on departing Turin as he seeks a new challenge, and Chelsea’s interest doesn’t appear to have disintegrated.

However, if they are to make a move for Sandro, they may be faced with intense competition. According to a report from the Daily Record, as cited by Football London, Manchester United also want to sign the former Porto defender.

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Sandro has established himself as one of the best left-backs in the world in the last 18 months, turning in some glittering displays for Juventus.

Herrera believes United have found form at the right time

  Herrera believes United have found form at the right time Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera believes that the team have found form at the perfect time after beating Arsenal 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. Herrera was used as a substitute against Arsenal as United saw Paul Pogba sent off for a late challenge on Hector Bellerin. The Spaniard, who was speaking to the club’s official website, has been criticised for performances this season but the central midfielder believes that the team as a whole have been playing well recently and hopes they can take the form into the title clash with Manchester City on Sunday. “We are going to find our best moment very soon, we are second and chasing to be top of the table.” “It was a fantastic result [at Arsenal] with some great performances. David [De Gea] was amazing, and we were clinical in the first half, with two chances in the first 15 minutes and two goals.” “I’m not thinking about Sunday, now it’s about CSKA [Moscow]. We are not qualified yet so we don’t think about City yet.” The midfielder is now expected to start against City on Sunday in midfield alongside Nemanja Matic, with Pogba suspended for three matches. The Red Devils first host CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League final group stage match as the Reds look to secure first place in the group.

Juve’s decision over Alex Sandro will add to Chelsea ’s frustrations after they lost out to Manchester United in a deal for Romelu Lukaku. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals the main benefit of leaving Arsenal for Liverpool.

Alex Sandro to Chelsea : Antonio Conte confident of deal as Blues prepare £54m bid. CHELSEA are set to launch a €60million (£54m) bid for Juventus star Alex Sandro . Arsenal team news: Predicted Gunners line up to face Manchester United .

Along with this, Sandro has experience of playing as a left wing-back, which is sure to be attractive to Chelsea given Antonio Conte’s favoured three at the back systems.

Manchester United are lacking depth in the left-back role, though, and it seems Sandro is on their radar.

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Chelsea interested in hijacking deal for Liverpool and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar .
The Blues are monitoring the interest from their Premier League rivals in the £90m-rated attacking midfielder as the January window approachesArsenal and Liverpool both tried and failed in an effort to secure Lemar over summer, with Arsene Wenger's side making a deadline day attempt to bring him in for £92 million to replace Alexis Sanchez. Liverpool also made two bids for Lemar just days before the transfer window closed.

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