Chelsea’s chances of signing Alex Sandro have been boosted after Juventus director Beppe Marotta suggested he will not stand in the left back’s way.
Alex Sandro is high on Antonio Conte’s wish-list, with Blues bigwigs ready to offer Juve £60million for their manager’s top target.
Beppe Marotta has said that Sandro was happy to stay in Turin when his future was discussed in the summer, but the Juve director admitted that, should any player ask to leave, the club will look to sell.
‘We have said many times that when a player asks to be sold, regardless of prestige or importance within the team, we are in favour of a sale,’ Marotta told Mediaset Premium. ‘When a player is unsatisfied, it is better to let him go.
‘In the case of Alex Sandro, he was in full agreement with the idea of remaining with us.’
‘His performances are down to his own personal issues that we won’t go into here,’ Marotta added.
Sandro in in his third season as a Juve player, having arrived from Porto in 2015.
The attack-minded defender has provided six goals and 10 assists in 58 Serie A appearances to date.