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Chelsea ‘on the verge’ as Alex Sandro rumors reach critical mass

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The hills are alive with the sound of Alex Sandro.

Alex Sandro, Alex Sandro, Ale-Ale-Alex Sandro, Ale-Ale-Alex Sandro.
Alex Sandro, Alex Sandro, Ale-Ale-Alex Sandro, Ale-Ale-Alex Sandro.

Can you hear it? Can you feel it?

Alex Sandro, Alex Sandro, Ale-Ale-Alex Sandro, Ale-Ale-Alex Sandro.
Alex Sandro, Alex Sandro, Ale-Ale-Alex Sandro, Ale-Ale-Alex Sandro.

The Lady Gagas of the football media may just be messing with you of course. There may be no €70m bid, as most in Italy seem to be convinced. There may be no £61m bid, as the Times is reporting on Sunday night. Juventus may never sell, may never let him go, contrary to what their CEO, Beppe Marotta has been saying. Chelsea may never spend a club-record amount on a left back, regardless of how key the position is to Conte’s 3-4-3. Alex Sandro may not actually have an agreement with Chelsea, or an understanding, or even desire to join, even if we are set to pay him around £150,000, or twice his salary at Juventus.

But all those maybes may in fact be turning into certainties, certainties that favor a bold acquisition by Chelsea, making Alex Sandro our most expensive signing ever and making the position a position of strength at the club once again, just as it used to be with Ashley Cole.

It may be happening.