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Juventus reject third Chelsea bid for Alex Sandro, but leave open possibility of future developments

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A bit Koulibaly summer 2016-esque

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Juventus Chief Executive Guiseppe Marotta revealed to Corriere della Sera that they have rejected a “very big” offer from Chelsea for Alex Sandro. As far as I can tell, this is now the third offer that’s been rejected, with Chelsea rumored to have bid €40m, €50m, and now €60m for the left back.

“Chelsea made a very big offer for Alex Sandro. We said no, but today players are masters of their own destiny.”

-Guiseppe Marotta; source: Corriere dello Sport via Football Italia

Interesting choice of words with which to follow up the bid rejection, which could easily be interpreted to mean, just as the Mail have, that Juventus wouldn’t stand in the 26-year-old’s way if he decided he wanted to leave. Though if €60m can’t get the deal done, we’re truly entering the stratosphere.

Chelsea may need left back depth and Conte may indeed have put Alex Sandro at the top of his wishlist, but the reality of the situation appears to be that just like Benjamin Mendy, Sandro might simply be too expensive at this point to acquire as competition for Marcos Alonso.

Oh well.