Chelsea happy to spend club-record fee on Brazilian left-back

Postado Julho 06, 2017

Chelsea are hopeful Alex Sandro will tell Juventus he wants to move to Stamford Bridge this week, according to reports.

However, the Blues are said to be keen to get a deal over the line for the full-back and are considering offering Marcos Alonso as a makeweight.

Juventus at the same time will edge Sandro to make a decision as quickly as possible, so their pre-season plans are not halted.

Despite Chelsea reportedly agreeing a £60m fee for Sandro, who contributed three goals and four assists in 27 Serie A matches last season, PSG could still make a late move for the defender and Chelsea are therefore planning a bid for Telles, who could cost around £22m despite having a release clause of £40m. But we know that we are competing with clubs that are in a position to offer wages that are not rational for us.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been handed a £200m war chest to upgrade his squad in preparation for Champions League football next season.

The main thing standing in the way of a move is Diego Costa's refusal to join a Chinese Super League team.

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, Monaco's Tiemoue Bakayoko and Roma defender Antonio Rudiger are among the other names Chelsea have been linked with.

Costa wants to go back to Atletico Madrid despite the La Liga outfit's transfer ban.