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Chelsea transfer news: Alex Sandro stalls move over Juventus’ £60m asking price

Blues boss Antonio Conte has courted the Brazilian left-back since last summer and was thought to be ready to swoop again

Chelsea may not pursue their interest in Alex Sandro after baulking Juventus’ £60million valuation.

Blues boss Antonio Conte has courted the Brazilian left-back since last summer and was thought to be ready to swoop again.

Alex Sandro had been a target of Manchester United and Chelsea

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Alex Sandro had been a target of Manchester United and City

But, according to the Telegraph, Blues are not prepared to meet the Italian’s giants’ asking price for a player they wanted £80m for in the summer.

Sandro has made it clear that he wants to leave the Old Lady – who have indicated that they will not stand in his way.


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But the report claims that his club are still yet to drop their valuation enough to tempt the Premier League champions to make another bid.

Conte needs a left-back as competition for Marcos Alonso.

Juventus look willing to cash in on Alex Sandro

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Juventus look willing to cash in on Alex Sandro

Brazilian star Sandro is regarded as one of the best left backs in world football

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Brazilian star Sandro is regarded as one of the best left-backs in world football

And Sandro, 26, has long been earmarked as the man the Blues boss wants to come in.


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Manchester City, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have all shown an interest in the 10-cap Samba ace.

But Pep Guardiola is unlikely to swoop after landing Benjamin Mendy from Monaco for £49m in the summer.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has eyed Sandro for some time

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has eyed Sandro for some time

It remains to be seen if PSG or United will make a late bid this month, but Blues appear out of the running.

Conte has already made one signing in January with the £15m arrival of midfielder Ross Barkley from Everton.


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