Juventus rejects Chelsea offer for Alex Sandro

Chelsea bought Marcos Alonso last summer but are still keen on bringing in a left back

Serie A giants, Juventus have confirmed that they have rejected a "very good" bid from Chelsea for one of their star players.

Chelsea also face competition from Manchester City and Paris St Germain but manager Conte is determined to get his man, and either way, Juventus stand to make a healthy profit on the £23m they paid Porto for the player two years ago.

According to Sky Sports HQ, however, Chelsea are confident that Conte will remain committed to the club and expect him to return for pre-season training in the first week of July. "But I don't know what he [Sandro] thinks about the interest", Marotta said.

"We said no to a very good offer from Chelsea for Alex Sandro". And players are always their own boss.

Sandro has excelled since moving to Turin in the summer of 2015 and was part of the side that recently lost to Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League.

Chelsea are, as The Guardian suggest, hoping that an improved bid of £55m for Sandro, who has seven caps for Brazil, could tempt Juventus to part with the left-back. The Italian is seeking to add greater depth in quality in virtually all areas of the team, and has already made it clear he is prepared to make ruthless decisions even in the wake of his squad's eye-catching efforts last term. His arrival would not necessarily see Nemanja Matic depart the club.

Related News:

  • Aitor Karanka: Alvaro Morata will be spectacular at Manchester United

    Chelsea have been linked with a move for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku as well, but Conte's preference is thought to be Morata. United are still considered favourites to sign Morata as they look to secure a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic .
    Tigers DH Victor Martinez released from hospital

    Tigers DH Victor Martinez released from hospital

    To take Martinez's spot on the roster, the Tigers recalled catcher/first baseman John Hicks from Triple-A Toledo. Detroit has four games in Seattle beginning Monday followed by three games in San Diego before returning home.
    Prince George and Princess Charlotte Steal the Show at Trooping the Colour

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte Steal the Show at Trooping the Colour

    The Queen's birthday is on April 21 but it is officially acknowledged in the United Kingdom on a Saturday in June. The Queen and Prince Phillip traveled in a carriage, as did Princess Camilla, Prince Harry and Duchess Kate .
  • Thousands in Minnesota protest the Philando Castile shooting verdict

    The jury opted for acquittal, clearing Yanez of manslaughter Friday after five days of deliberation that almost ended in deadlock. It is a sad state of affairs when this type of criminal conduct is condoned simply because Officer Yanez is a policeman.

    Chelsea face £10million hit on striker after row with Antonio Conte

    He was offered a chance to move to China in January, something that Chelsea rejected, and he recently ruled out moving there. Costa is furious at Conte's gesture, with the Spaniard of the view that he should have been told the same in person.

    Trump vows revamp of Obama-era Cuba deal

    Voters will head to the polls on October 22nd, with future dates to be announced to seat the provincial and national parliaments. This will tighten restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and clamp down on USA business dealings with the island's military.
  • Bill Cosby's wife Camille rips prosecution, judge after mistrial declared

    Bill Cosby's wife Camille rips prosecution, judge after mistrial declared

    Defense attorney, Angela Agrusa, portrayed Constand as a woman who changed her story to many times and should not be believed. Answering concerns about the cost of retrying such a high-profile case in the sleepy burb of Norristown , Steele was adamant.
    Weather Service issues heat advisory for this weekend

    Weather Service issues heat advisory for this weekend

    The temperature Friday at the Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville is expected reach 100, followed Saturday by a high of 102, 105 Sunday and 102 Monday .
    Weld's unemployment rate rises slightly, but still among state's lowest

    Weld's unemployment rate rises slightly, but still among state's lowest

    The two lowest tied-rates of unadjusted unemployment were in the cities and boroughs of Juneau and Sitka, at 4.1 percent. The unemployment rate remains at 3.1 percent in May, compared to a nationwide unemployment rate of 4.3 percent.
  • The reaction to The Great Get Together has surprised even Brendan Cox

    The reaction to The Great Get Together has surprised even Brendan Cox

    Mr Watson, the MP for West Bromwich East MP said the day of Jo Cox's death as "undoubtedly the worst in my life as an MP". The then MP for Batley and Spen was murdered by a far-right extremist previous year in her West Yorkshire constituency.
    Environmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby food

    Environmental watchdog group warns of lead in baby food

    Root vegetables: 86 percent of packaged baby food sweet potatoes and 43 percent of baby food carrots contained lead. FDA has set guidance levels of 100 parts per billion (ppb) for candy and dried fruit and 50 ppb for fruit juices.
    United States  dollar hits June highs after data backs continued Fed tightening

    United States dollar hits June highs after data backs continued Fed tightening

    However, investors don't know what to expect next from the Fed amid rising United States political and economic uncertainty. Stocks rose on Wednesday, but worries about stretched valuations and caution before a near-certain rate hike by the U.S.


Most liked

Protesters storm local town hall after deadly London fire
There have been huge frustrations that people do not know who to talk to, that they can't get through on the council hotlines. He said police will release images and video from inside the tower tomorrow, pending the approval of Grenfell families.

Atari's New Console Sounds Like a Bad Idea
Atari's CEO said Ataribox will be based on PC technology and more details regarding the design will be revealed at a later date. In hopes to redeem what was once a legendary video game company, Atari has just been confirmed working on a gaming hardware.

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner
Hodgkinson lived out of a white cargo van in a gentrified neighborhood just miles from where USA laws are made. Here's what she said. "They don't deserve this, I don't deserve this, my daughters don't deserve all this".

The Pittsburgh Penguins Earned Their Second Straight Stanley Cup
Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino came out on the field at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex hoisting the Stanley Cup . With a true No. 1 defenceman in the line-up, Pittsburgh's one weakness will become a definite strength again.