The paper claim that a fee off €55 to €60m would be necessary, and frankly they don’t sound too annoyed about it, citing the profit that the Old Lady would make having signed Sandro for €26m just two years ago.
Chelsea have had an offer for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro knocked back, the Italian club’s general manager Beppe Marotta has said.
According to Sky Sports HQ, however, Chelsea are confident that Conte will remain committed to the club and expect him to return for pre-season training in the first week of July.
Alex Sandro was widely linked with a move to the Premier League last season, but stayed with Juventus and has since enjoyed much success.
Chelsea was reportedly willing to pay up to €60 million ($88 million) for the left wing-back, but Juventus has no intention of parting with the Brazil worldwide.
Chelsea are set to step up efforts in their pursuit of Juventus’ Alex Sandro and Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, as they hope to appease head coach Antonio Conte, say The Guardian.
“We said no, but today players are masters of their own destiny”.
An improved bid worth up to £55m, which would constitute a Chelsea club record, is anticipated in the days ahead, with that likely to prove more appealing even for a key member of the Juve side who won a sixth successive Serie A title but lost the Champions League final this month.
Bakayoko, meanwhile, has always been a target and Chelsea are confident a deal of around £40m will be wrapped up shortly.