bleacherreport.com - 63 days ago
Chelsea Transfer News: Alex Sandro Reportedly Offered New Deal Amid Blues Talk
Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images Juventus have reportedly offered Alex Sandro a new contract in an attempt to fend off Chelsea's interest in him, but the Brazilian is "tempted" by the prospect of moving to Stamford Bridge.
According to Italian outlet Tuttosport (h/t MailOnline's Sam Morshead), Juventus want to keep hold of the left-back, but he has become a "top target" for the Blues, who have seen a £55.2 million bid rejected. The Bianconeri have reportedly told Sandro that while they hope he stays put, they "will not stand in his way if he wants to move." Marcos Alonso did a fine job as Chelsea's left wing-back last season, but with the Blues now in the UEFA Champions League once again, they need further depth. Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images Sandro is of a similar quality to the excellent Spaniard, perhaps even an upgrade, and the two would have a real competition on their hands for a place in the first-choice lineup. The 26-year-old is adept at playing left-back if Juventus opt for a back four or in a more advanced position if they go with a back three, the same role Alonso plays under Blues boss Antonio Conte. Like Alonso, he contributes a great deal at both ends of the pitch. GianlucaDiMarzio.com's David Amoyal is a huge admirer of Sandro both going forward and defensively: He appears to be even more effective than the Chelsea man when it comes to marauding forward.
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