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Chelsea transfer news: Alex Sandro on course for club-record move as Blues tell Juventus they are willing to pay £60m

Brazilian has a new contract on the table in Turin but is believed to favour a big-money switch

Chelsea are prepared to smash their transfer record to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus.

The Italians are desperate to keep the defender and slapped a £60million price tag on his head as well as offering him a new deal.

Alex Sandro has undergone his medical with Chelsea ahead of his move from Juventus

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Alex Sandro is edging closer to a £60million Chelsea move

Massimiliano Allegri has managed to arrange a lucrative new £93,000-a-week contract for Alex Sandro

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Massimiliano Allegri offered wing-back Sandro a new deal as he tries to keep the Brazilian in Turin

But after a fresh round of talks yesterday, Sandro is edging closer to a Stamford Bridge switch.

He must now to decide whether to sign a new contract at Juve or move to London, although Paris Saint-Germain may make a late swoop.

Sandro, 26, would beat Fernando Torres’ £50m switch in 2011 but may not hold the record for long.

Chelsea are determined to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the club and could be forced to pay around £100m by Everton.

The main thing standing in the way of a move is Diego Costa’s refusal to join a Chinese Super League team.

Costa wants to go back to Atletico Madrid despite the La Liga outfit’s transfer ban.

Antonio Conte will reshape his title-winning squad

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Antonio Conte is reshaping his title-winning squad this summer

Lukaku is determined to rejoin the club he left for Everton in 2014

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Romelu Lukaku could snatch the transfer record back from Sandro

And until they shift his £150,000-a-week wages, the Blues may have to be patient on Lukaku.

The Spaniard was furious when he told he was no longer wanted by Antonio Conte via text.

Marcos Alonso could find himself out in the cold at Chelsea if Alex Sandro arrives

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Sandro would competw with Marcos Alonso on the left flank

And he is in no mood to bend over backwards to accommodate the Prem champs with two years remaining on his deal.

Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Roma defender Antonio Rudiger are also being targeted for a combined £65m.

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