Chelsea are set to return to Turin this week with an improved bid for Juventus star and Brazil international Alex Sandro, as they look to finally wrap up one of their many mooted big-money deals.
The Express report that the Blues are prepared to offer the Champions League finalists £60m for the marauding left-back, with the Italian champions prepared to let the 26-year-old leave for Stamford Bridge if he expresses an interest in the move.
The west London side have been linked with a number of big moves so far this summer, with Tiemoue Bakayoko and Romelu Lukaku said to be close to joining the Premier League champions for a combined fee of around £130m, but not a single deal has yet gone through.
Title rivals Manchester City, on the other hand, have already confirmed around £80m of business for goalkeeper Ederson and Monaco star Bernardo Silva – with Antonio Conte beginning to get frustrated with a lack of completed deals.
Me when Hazard, Courtois and Conte sign new contracts and we announce Alex Sandro on July 1st with Nike Kit launch. https://t.co/gvJkPWaR8D
— Mr.BlueGuy (@ItsMrBlueGuy) June 17, 2017
Conte’s side are set to offer Sandro a massive pay rise from his current £75,000-a-week pay packet; although they still have to fight off challenges from City and Paris Saint-Germain if they’re to get their man, who played a key part in Mario Mandzukic’s incredible Champions League final goal.
The Blues are expected to confirm one signing in the coming weeks – that of former City stopper Willy Caballero, who was released by the Manchester club this month. It’s understood that a deal has been agreed with the Argentine to come to Stamford Bridge, with an announcement expected on 1st July.
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