Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Giuseppe Marotta confirms Chelsea's Alex Sandro bid

Giuseppe Marotta confirms Chelsea's Alex Sandro bid

The paper claim that a fee off €55 to €60m would be necessary, and frankly they don't sound too annoyed about it, citing the profit that the Old Lady would make having signed Sandro for €26m just two years ago.

Chelsea are understood to have had an initial bid for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro rejected, as they continue their search for defensive reinforcements ahead of the new season.

Juve director Giuseppe Marotta did confirm a bid had been received, but refused any chance of a sale. "And players are always their own boss.I do not know how Alex Sandro reacted".

Alex Sandro was widely linked with a move to the Premier League last season, but stayed with Juventus and has since enjoyed much success. The Italian is seeking to add greater depth in quality in virtually all areas of the team, and has already made it clear he is prepared to make ruthless decisions even in the wake of his squad's eye-catching efforts last term.

The Guardian also report that Conte's side are also set to wrap up a deal for former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the coming weeks, as back-up for Thibaut Courtois and as a replacement for the departed Asmir Begovic.

The Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, has been in regular contact with Conte's agent, Federico Pastorello, over the summer and the club hope the manager will sign his contract extension, worth £9.6m a year through to 2021, upon his return to London.

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