According to Friday’s Gazzetta dello Sport, Chelsea’s €70m (£61m) bid for Alex Sandro that was reported by the Times a couple weeks ago has now been matched by Paris Saint-Germain, who had submitted a slightly lower bid at the start of this week but have come back with an improved offer.
The Juventus left back’s situation however remains largely unchanged despite strong reports last weekend of a fresh round of talks between Chelsea and Juventus this week. While Juventus are supposedly demanding at least the €70m to allow Alex Sandro to leave, there’s dwindling hope that the 26-year-old himself would want to move even if Chelsea are offering substantially higher wages than Juve’s new extension has promised. That’s certainly not what we want to see even if spending that amount of money on a left back is still something that comes across as tremendously outrageous.
Gazzetta reassures that Alex Sandro is definitely not keen on moving to Paris, so that’s one concern out of the way. But can Chelsea convince him to move to London? Some sources continue to maintain that possibility but it’s hard to say that with any great confidence this point.