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.
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.
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.
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.
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.