The Blues have stalled their decision to go after highly-rated Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, after the Serie A giants have put the price tag on the Brazilian.
The highly sought after star has been priced at £60 million for a deal by Juventus. Sandro has been a key player for the Italian side after consistent performances. The Telegraph reports that the London side are not willing to shell out the amount for Sandro, since Chelsea are rumoured to bring in more players to the Stamford Bridge.
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Conte has already begun the purchasing for the Blues with the signing of Everton starlet Ross Barkley. The Italian manager has expressed his disappointment at the transfer budget at his disposal. Conte previously stated that he never gets the players he wishes for.
The Blues were after the Brazil International in the previous transfer window, but neither parties could reach an agreement.
Other clubs in pursuit for Alex Sandro
Alex Sandro with his stellar performances with Juventus has made him one of the most sought-after players in the world.
The Brazilian’s physicality along with the ability of crossing and dribbling has established him as a perfect left-back in the eyes of several managers. Apart from Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are some of the clubs who are in contention to bring in the left back.
With the lack of impact from Daley Blind and the imminent departure of Luke Shaw. The Red Devils could swoop in and sign the Brazilian to Old Trafford.
Paris Saint-Germain will look to bolster their defence after revamping their attack in the previous transfer window. Sandro could fit well with fellow Brazil teammates as the likes of Neymar, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura.
To be honest, Chelsea do not need a left back with Marcos Alonso performing brilliantly in the left flank. Sandro’s introduction to the club will cost a huge chunk from their transfer budget which means that they won’t have enough budget to improve their weak areas of the line-up.