Chelsea have made their move to sign Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, according to Italian based journalist Carlo Laudisa.
Laudisa believes that Antonio Conte would prefer to sign Sandro this summer than the Brazilian’s teammate Leonardo Bonucci, who Conte worked with at Juventus and with the Italian national team.
Conte’s interest in Sandro must be genuine, as Laudisa reports that Chelsea lodged a £43.9million to Juventus, in an attempt to convince them to part with the 26-year-old. However, Laudisa notes that their offer was rejected by The Old Lady – it remains to be seen whether Chelsea will bid again.
Sandro has firmly established himself among the best left-backs in the world since his move from Porto to Juventus, and Chelsea’s reported interest is testament to that.
Marcos Alonso remains our only natural fit at left-wing-back, and thus that is an area Conte should look to draft in reinforcements this summer. If he is able to secure Sandro, who would likely displace Alonso, it would be a huge statement of intent from the Italian.