As reported by The Daily Mail, Chelsea have made their first significant transfer move of the summer with a massive bid for a UEFA Champions League finalist.
After taking the English Premier League crown last season, this summer is one of tweaking at Stamford Bridge rather than revolution. Still, the club need to make elite signings in key positions in order to enhance the squad and build the depth required to fight on domestic and European fronts.
In one of their first big transfer moves of the summer, The Daily Mail reckon they lodged a £55m bid with Juventus for their star left-back Alex Sandro.
While that has been rejected, according to the report Juventus are not closed to the idea of selling the Brazilian if he wishes to test himself elsewhere.
Is he worth returning for?
With that price tag comes a player at the peak of his game currently getting the job done at the highest level of club football.
He was a stand out for Juventus this season on their way to the UEFA Champions League final, making 11 appearances in the competition and featuring in the match against Real Madrid itself.
In total he made 43 appearances for the Italian giants last season, showing versatility valuable to Chelsea by appearing up and down the left flank whether in defence or attack, shining on the majority of occasions.
The Brazilian is entering the peak of his career at 26 years of age and would certainly be a signing that excites supporters at Stamford Bridge, who will welcome big money signings that boost their chances of retaining the Premier League title and making progress in Europe.