Chelsea ready to make £60million January bid for Alex Sandro

According to The Daily Mail, Chelsea will once again attempt to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus in January and are willing to pay £60million to land the defender.

What’s the Story?

After three failed bids in the summer, Antonio Conte is desperate to land Alex Sandro in January and is willing to bid £60million to land the talented full-back.

The Juventus star has long been admired by Chelsea’s Italian boss, who is looking to boost his options in the wing-back positions.

How good has Sandro been this season?

Virtually an ever present in the Juve team so far this campaign, Alex Sandro has been a key part of the Turin clubs’ defence, who have conceded just 5 league goals since the start of the season.

However, the 26-year-old has, once again, been most potent offensively, with his sensational sprints down the touchline becoming something of a regular sight in Serie A in recent seasons.

The Brazilian is seen as a key element of the way that the Old Lady plays and it will require a significant sum of money to prize him away from the reigning Italian Champions.

Would Alex Sandro be a good signing for Chelsea?

There is no question that Marcus Alonso has performed above expectations since joining Chelsea from Fiorentina in 2016. However, the Spaniard’s position is probably the only area of Chelsea’s squad that is in need of some competition.

Alex Sandro, who is valued at £31.5million by Transfermarkt, would undoubtedly provide this competition and would likely thrive in a team who place a lot of reliance on the dual abilities of their full-backs.