Chelsea Handed Massive Boost In £80m Defender Chase As Club Line Up Replacement For Blues Target

Alex Sandro

Chelsea have been in the market for a left-back for a long time and it seems we might be able to sign one of the best in the world, Alex Sandro. The Brazilian has been going great guns at Juventus but the Italian giants had seemingly agreed on a deal to allow Sandro to join Chelsea only to backtrack from the deal.

The report comes from Calciomercato (h/t IBTimes) and it suggests that the only reason Juventus backed out from the deal was because they were losing Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan and they did not want to lose another quality defender in the summer.

Now the Italian champions seem to have found the replacement for Sandro, with the likes of Bayer Leverkusen’s Wendell Nascimento Borges and Roma’s Emerson Palmieri being on their wish list.

While it is expected that Juventus will sign one of the two, we could still move for Sandro in the winter window with the hopes of getting him before some other club does. The report claims that Manchester United are also interested in the left-back as Jose Mourinho does not trust Luke Shaw as his future defender, often deploying Ashley Young in that position.

Sandro has been impressive for Juventus and with both clubs fighting to get his signature, we could see a bidding war. The report also claims that the Turin side want close to £80m for the left-back and given the current state of the transfer window, that just might be the price either side have to pay.

Antonio Conte requires someone who can provide some sort of competition to Marcos Alonso and Sandro is the right person for the role. The Italian manager has often picked out the players that he wants on his side but it is our management that seems to get in his way time and again.

Sandro is quality through and through and even if we have to break the bank to sign him, Conte should be given as much support as possible.

With clubs such as Liverpool also spending big and Manchester City looking good to bag the Premier League title and get stronger next season, our work is cut out for us and we have to bring in as much quality as we can, irrespective of the money we might have to spend.

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