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Chelsea fail in bid for Juventus left-back - Reports

German referee Felix Brych gives a yellow card to Juventus Brazilian defender Alex Sandro

It's been an indifferent summer for Chelsea so far and the latest setback has seen them have a bid rejected for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.


The 2016-2017 season was a fantastic one as they secured the Premier League title, but it hasn't been a smooth ride since. They lost the FA Cup Final to Arsenal and there's been rumours about the future of leading scorer Diego Costa and manager Antonio Conte.

The club are still trying to go about their transfer business though and build on a successful first campaign in charge for the Italian. This has hit a stumbling block though, with reports they have failed in their attempts to sig left-back Alex Sandro from Juventus.

Conte worked with the Brazilian in Italy and would be keen to bring him to Stamford Bridge to offer competition to Marcus Alonso on the left-hand side, but if Chelsea want their man, they need to re-think their offer.

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta told Corriere dello Sport: "Our desire is to not sell any of our most important players.

"We said no to a very good offer from Chelsea for Alex Sandro.

"But we know that we are competing with clubs that are in a position to offer wages that are not rational for us. And players are always their own boss.

"I do not know how Alex Sandro reacted."

This doesn't seem to have closed the door on Sandro joining the Premier League Champions, but they certainly need to up their bid. Will the Chelsea board pay up so Conte can get one of his top targets?


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