Juventus have offered Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro a new deal in a last ditch attempt to convince him to stay at the Serie A champions as Chelsea’s £52m bid gets rejected, according to the Evening Standard.
The Premier League champions are confident of securing the deal but their huge offer of £52m wasn’t enough to convince Juventus to sell one of their star players. The Italian giants are reported to want that much as only a ‘minimum’ so Chelsea are expected to increase their offer, although it has also been claimed that the Blues have reached a £60m agreement for the Brazilian.
However, Juventus are desperate to keep the 26-year-old and have offered him a pay rise where he will earn £100,000-a-week. The player himself is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge as the London club have promised to increase his wages considerably to £150,000-a-week.
Despite the brilliant performances of Marcos Alonso last season, manager Antonio Conte is still keen to strengthen his squad as the Italian gets ready to defend their Premier League title and also compete with Europe’s elite in the UEFA Champions League.
Sandro showed that he was one of the best left-sided full-backs in the world last season after brilliant performances on their road to the Champions League final. The Brazilian provides pace and energy on the flank and loves to get forward, shown by his three goals in the Serie A last season.
Sandro has seen his value double in the last two years as he joined the Turin club from Porto for £22.7m in 2015 and has become an established starter in the team.