Sport Chelsea to increase efforts to sign Sandro and Bakayoko

13:56  19 june  2017
13:56  19 june  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Juventus reject Chelsea offer for Alex Sandro

  Juventus reject Chelsea offer for Alex Sandro Giuseppe Marotta has revealed Juventus have rejected Chelsea's offer for Alex Sandro, as they are keen to hold on to their key players.Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has claimed the Turin giants have turned down a big-money offer from Chelsea for Alex Sandro.

Chelsea ’s attempts to appease their manager, Antonio Conte, will see them step up efforts to strengthen the first‑team squad this week with an improved bid anticipated for Alex Sandro at Juventus and progress in the protracted pursuit of Monaco’s Tiemoué Bakayoko .

Chelsea are to increase their efforts to sign Juventus' Brazil left-back Alex Sandro , 26, and Monaco's France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko , 22. (Guardian). Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, wants to leave Paris St-Germain for Barcelona.

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Chelsea will step up their pursuit of Juventus’ Alex Sandro and Monaco’s Tiemoué Bakayoko this week, with Antonio Conte becoming frustrated at the lack of progress in the transfer market, according to The Guardian.

Conte, who is currently holidaying in Italy, is yet to commit to a contract extension with the Premier League champions after growing frustrated at the lack of transfer activity going on at the club.

The 47-year-old has had a contract on the table since the end of the season, which if signed, would see him become the highest paid manager in the club’s history.

Juventus reject Chelsea offer for Alex Sandro

  Juventus reject Chelsea offer for Alex Sandro Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that the Serie A champions have snubbed a bid for the Brazilian as they are keen to hold on to their key playersJuventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has claimed the Turin giants have turned down a big-money offer from Chelsea for Alex Sandro.

Chelsea ’s attempts to appease their manager, Antonio Conte, will see them step up efforts to strengthen the first‑team squad this week with an improved bid anticipated for Alex Sandro at Juventus and progress in the protracted pursuit of Monaco’s Tiemoué Bakayoko .

Chelsea are to increase their efforts to sign Juventus' Brazil left-back Alex Sandro , 26, and Monaco's France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko , 22. (Guardian). Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 24, wants to leave Paris St-Germain for Barcelona.

Chelsea will attempt to appease their manager’s frustrations by preparing an improved bid of £55million for Sandro and over £40million for Monaco midfielder Bakayoko.

The £55million bid for Sandro is expected to be tabled within the coming days and would become Chelsea’s club record bid.

Sandro, who has seven caps for Brazil, has been earmarked by Conte as a potential upgrade on Marcos Alonso at left wing-back and the £55million bid could tempt Juve into selling.

French international Bakayoko is set to join Chelsea in a deal worth over £40million after helping Monaco to the Ligue 1 title last season.

Chelsea hope to complete both deals as soon as possible as they hope for Conte to sign the improved managerial contract this summer.

Chelsea facing fresh competition for Alex Sandro .
Over the last few weeks, Chelsea have been trying to finalise a deal to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus. At one stage, a club-record £61m deal which would see Sandro become the most expensive defender of all time was reportedly close to being completed, but now it seems there could be some complications. Those complications come in the form of clubs rivalling the Blues for the Brazilian as Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio states that both Manchester City and PSG have entered the race to sign Sandro this summer. Sandro has spent the last two seasons in Serie A with Juventus following a £23m switch from Porto in 2015 and has established himself as one of the best left-backs in the game today. Chelsea have been negotiating personal terms with Sandro and a deal is close to completion, but now with more clubs reportedly looking to sign him, that could slow down the transfer process once again.

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