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Alex Sandro to Chelsea: Juventus confirm 'very good offer' from Blues

Wilma Wheeler | 19 June, 2017, 03:14

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has claimed the Turin giants have turned down a big-money offer from Chelsea for Alex Sandro.

He told reporters: "We've rejected an offer from Chelsea [for Alex Sandro] but I don't know what he thinks about it. Players are masters of their own destinies".

However, question marks will surely be raised over the figure involved, regardless of whether or not the 26-year-old scored three goals and provided five assists in 43 appearances in all competitions last season and was a key defensive figure too.

Conte, who is now on holiday in Italy, is rumoured to be unhappy with the Chelsea board for their lack of transfer activity.

The Italian reports back to first-team training in the first week of July and Chelsea hope to have two new signings waiting for him when he returns.

Chelsea was reportedly willing to pay up to €60 million ($88 million) for the left wing-back, but Juventus has no intention of parting with the Brazil global.

Regarding Alex Sandro, the reporter simply mentioned the player's name, and Marota didn't make any ceremony before telling everything.

Bakayoko, meanwhile, has always been a target and Chelsea are confident a deal of around £40m will be wrapped up shortly.

The Guardian also report that Conte's side are also set to wrap up a deal for former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the coming weeks, as back-up for Thibaut Courtois and as a replacement for the departed Asmir Begovic.

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