Alex Sandro

Chelsea offer Juventus world record fee for a defender

Chelsea still in for Alex Sandro

Throughout the summer, Chelsea have been looking for reinforcements in the wing back positions.

Whilst Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses were key components in the side that won the Premier League last season, it seems pretty clear that Antonio Conte wants more competition for places.

On the right hand side, Chelsea have been linked with moves for Kyle Walker and Danilo, whilst on the left hand side, the Blues have been chasing Alex Sandro all summer.

Will Juventus sell Alex Sandro?

Chelsea have shown their interest in Sandro, one of the best left backs in world football, who is comfortable to play as a left wing back.

Juventus have held firm though, conscious of the fact that they have already lost Dani Alves on a free transfer to PSG. And, Leonardo Bonucci has signed for AC Milan.

And, since they will struggle to replace Alex Sandro, even if they get a huge amount of cash.

Chelsea offer Juventus world record fee for defender

On Friday, The Times have an update on Chelsea’s pursuit of Alex Sandro.

According to Matt Hughes: “Chelsea are hoping to seal a deal for Alex Sandro, the Juventus left back, after several weeks of pursuit. Juventus have been trying to fend off interest in their Brazil player but Chelsea are prepared to pay £61 million, which would set a world record for a defender for the third time in this transfer window and eclipse the £54 million Manchester City paid to sign Kyle Walker from Spurs.”

Intriguingly, Marcos Alonso expects Chelsea to sign a new left wing back.

Alonso: “This is Chelsea. We play so many games and competition can only be good for me and for the team.”

Earlier this summer there were reports that Alex Sandro would sign a new deal at Juventus, perhaps that is close, or the delay has given Chelsea hope…

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