According to reports in The Telegraph, Chelsea are fighting a losing battle in their attempts to sign Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.
The Blues have been linked with a move for the Brazilian throughout the summer as boss Antonio Conte looks to provide Marcos Alonso with some more competition in the left wing-back spot, but The Telegraph says that Juve are adamant that they won’t be selling the 26-year-old.
With the transfer window due to slam shut at the end of this month, the Premier League holders may now have to start looking at alternatives if they are to add some further depth to their squad on the flanks.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the latest update via social media, and the majority are bored of the saga and have urged the club to move on to other targets as it seems less and less likely that they will get their man.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
we're sick of this
— Yassine! (@YSisinho) August 7, 2017
Modric all over again
— Hum 🇹🇳🇧🇪 (@SamiAhOuiOuiOui) August 7, 2017
Surely there are other left backs? The transfer window will close while we still chasing Sandro
— Musanda Sinthumule (@JackSinthumule) August 8, 2017
The battle is finished.! Stop this BS.
— Paul Mattingly (@PaulMattingly7) August 8, 2017
We arent signing him get over it. He would of before Mendy went to city but no we are slow in transfer market
— Cmi – Chris (@CmiHD) August 7, 2017
Why we still going for him. Been dragging out far too long and is clearly not happening.
— Harry Mahon (@HarryMahon26) August 7, 2017
We can't keep waiting for Alex Sandro who also is not eager to join CFC? Let's look inward for wingbacks?
— Michael Nwode (@MichaelNwode) August 8, 2017