Man Utd & Chelsea Given Green Light To Sign £60m Brazilian Star
Manchester United and Chelsea have been given the green light to sign Alex Sandro as Juventus prepare to cash-in on the £60m-rated full-back in January
The January transfer window is just around the corner meaning clubs are working hard on potential deals so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, the latest on Alex Sandro…
Manchester United and Chelsea have been given the green light to sign Alex Sandro as Juventus prepare to cash-in on the £60m-rated full-back in January, according to the Mirror.
Sandro joined Juve from Porto in the summer of 2015 and has developed in to one of the best left-backs in Europe having helped the Turin club land consecutive Serie A titles.
The Brazilian international attracted interest from Chelsea last summer after Antonio Conte identified him as the man he wanted to challenge Marcos Alonso in the left wing-back position.
A move failed to materialise and Sandro ended up staying in Turin but his form has dipped considerably this season and it looks like Juventus are now ready to cash-in this winter.
The Mirror claim United and Chelsea have been given the go-ahead to launch £60m moves as the Italian giants are ready to sell Sandro when the transfer reopens in January.
The newspaper says Conte remains keen on signing the South American as he looks to strengthen his options down the left wing but Chelsea will now face stiff competition from United.
Left-back has been a problem area for Mourinho since he arrived at Old Trafford with several players failing to make the position their own and it’s led to the United boss deploying Ashley Young in the unfamiliar position.
The 32-year-old has performed well but a long-term solution is needed and it looks like Mourinho has earmarked Sandro as a key target along with Tottenham’s Danny Rose.
A potential deal for Sandro is likely to be a lot easier to get done than for United to try and negotiate with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for Rose so the Brazilian could be on his way to England this winter.
However, I wouldn’t rule Chelsea out of the race just yet as they have the resources to compete with United and Sandro was reportedly keen to link-up with Conte in the summer.
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