Club president deals possible blow to Chelsea in Blues’ pursuit of £60M-rated ace

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Chelsea have been dealt a possible blow in their pursuit of Juventus and Brazil ace Alex Sandro, after Juventus president Beppe Marotta insisted that the player is to “repay” the faith the club have shown in him.

This is according to the Sun, who state that Juventus are going to ask for at least £60M for the player, implying this is what they value him at, and that both Man United and Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are interested in signing the Brazilian.

The news outlet are also stating that when speaking about Sandro, president Marotta said that “We’ve regarded Alex Sandro as a top player. We have trusted him and he must repay our trust now”, so it seems as if Chelsea’s potential signing of Sandro may be more difficult than first imagined.

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Juventus president Marotta’s words will be a bit of a blow for Chelsea

Since arriving in Italy from Portuguese side Porto in the summer of 2015, Sandor has seen himself become one of the best defenders in Italy.

In 93 appearances for the Old Lady, the Brazilian international has managed to score seven assist 16, a formidable record for a defender.

Sandro’s ability to not only defend, but get forward effectively as well has seen some label the player as one of the best left backs in Europe.

During his time in Turin, the 26-year-old has managed to amass a fair amount of silverware with Masimilliano Allegri’s side, with the player helping Juventus win two Scudettos and two Italian Cups.

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Should Sandro have to stand by Marotta’s words, Chelsea may have to be made to wait if they are to sign Sandro.

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