According to the Express Chelsea are ready to hijack Juventus’ contract talks with Alex Sandro and offer the defender a far better wage to quit Italy for the Premier League.
The report alludes to the fact that Juventus will offer him a contract worth around £90,000 pounds a week. However, Chelsea want to blast through Juve’s defence of their player with more money than anyone can say no to. All that could be mere conjecture though.
So this is the Express report:
Juventus are aware of Chelsea’s prolonged interest in Sandro and want to lock the player down to an extended deal to keep the London club at bay.
But the Turin outfit may struggle to convince their full-back to remain.
According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Juventus are willing to boost Sandro’s salary by almost 100 per cent.
The player currently earns £48,000 a week in a deal that runs until 2020.
Juventus are supposedly planning to extend those terms until 2022, along with a pay rise to just under £88,000 a week.
Yet Calciomercato warn even that may not be enough to stave off Chelsea.
The Blues are said to be preparing a £62.4million bid for the Brazil international, who was identified as a perfect wing-back target in the summer.
Chelsea couldn’t come to an agreement with Juve and eventually signed Davide Zappacosta from Torino on deadline day.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte still wants 26-year-old Sandro in west London and another offer is expected, possibly in January.
It is claimed Chelsea will put forward a £120,000-a-week contract in the hope money can sway the former Porto star away from Italy.
The five-year contract offer would earn Sandro £31.2m in wages and more than set the player up for life.
We can’t say with certainty that this is all made up because the salary and the transfer fee are both in Chelsea territory. However, the part about a January bid is a bit unrealistic since Juve are unlikely to sell him in the winter.