CHELSEA are ready to increase their offer for Juventus defender Alex Sandro.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is desperate to get transfer business done as soon as possible but has been left frustrated.
Signing a left wing-back is high on Conte’s wish list and Sandro has emerged as one of his main targets to provide competition for Marcos Alonso.
Sandro has been a reliable performer for Juventus since joining from Porto in 2015.
Last week Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta confirmed Chelsea made a “very big” bid for Sandro and stressed they were reluctant to sell.
But Italian outlet Calciomercato claim Chelsea will up their offer to £61.7million (70m euros).
Chelsea are prepared to offer Sandro a five-year contract worth more than £6m-a-year.
The report says Juventus are hoping to convince Sandro to stay in Italy and are looking at giving him a new contract on improved terms.
It’s claimed the new deal would allow the defender to leave next summer if an acceptable offer was made.