Juventus have reportedly rejected a €60m bid from Paris Saint-Germain for Alex Sandro, which suggests that a move for Real Madrid’s Marcelo is unlikely.
The Bianconeri are primed to extend their domestic dominance this season as well as making a bigger impression in the Champions League having landed the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonardo Bonucci among others this summer.
The coup of landing the Portuguese superstar is arguably the move of the transfer window, and his former Real Madrid teammate Marcelo has also been paired with a switch to join the Turin giants before the deadline passes.
As noted by Calciomercato, it was suggested that although the Brazilian international refused to dismiss the possibility of a reunion with Ronaldo in Italy when quizzed about it this week, it ultimately hinged on whether or not Alex Sandro was sold first to create space for him to join Massimiliano Allegri’s squad.
It would make little sense for the club to have both given they have additional depth in that department, and so Marcelo’s touted move would depend on an exit first.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, it appears unlikely that will materialise as it’s reported that Juve have rejected a €60m bid from PSG for Alex Sandro, thus suggesting that they have no intention of letting him go this summer.
In fact, it’s even reported that the 27-year-old could be offered a contract renewal, which would seemingly end all talk of Marcelo arriving to join the reigning Serie A champions.
With that in mind, a reunion with Ronaldo looks further away, although with two days remaining before the transfer window closes in Italy, it remains to be seen if the situation changes, perhaps if PSG return with an improved offer to test Juve’s resolve.