Chelsea would have to cough up a huge £52m in order to sign Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, according to reports.
The Brazilian’s heartbreak in the Champions League final has capped off an otherwise brilliant season for the 26-year-old. Sandro’s performances bombing up and down the left wing of the pitch this season have brought about great admiration for the defender; and unsurprisingly, interest in his services.
The most recent of potential suitors for the Brazilian international are Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, thought the Blues have been linked with other targets in Ryan Bertrand and Benjamin Mendy.
According to the Evening Standard, Juventus won’t accept any offer below £52m for his services in an attempt to fend off anyone looking to sign one of Allegri’s key players.
Juventus find themselves in a comfortable position with Sandro, who still has three years left on his current contract.
The Bianconeri are said to be desperate to keep hold of the full-back, and such a high price tag is likely to scare off clubs. But the financial power of the Premier League in this day and age may mean that the £52m could be met by Conte if he becomes desperate enough to sign the Serie A winner.
Rumours also suggest that Chelsea have turned their attention back to Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk. After Liverpool ended their interest in the Dutch centre half after allegations of ‘tapping him up’, Chelsea and Manchester City are said to be on red alert for the want-away 25-year-old’s signature.