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Chelsea believe they can sign Alex Sandro in the new year, according to reports in Italy.
The Blues are being linked with the Brazilian again, having failed to sign him in the summer.
It’s being claimed Conte is unhappy with the club’s inability to sign the defender and in a bid to please the manager, club chiefs are ready to pull all stops to sign him in January.
Corriere Dello Sport via Tribal Football say Chelsea are determined to sign the Brazilian and will table a bid in the winter transfer window.
Juventus are in talks with Sandro to over a new deal but Chelsea are hoping negotiations continue to stall between both parties until the new year in order to hijack the deal.
It would cost Chelsea more than the £73m that was reportedly turned down by Juventus in the summer.
The report further stated Tottenham’s Danny Rose has been lined up as a contigency plan, if Sandro continues to prove difficult to acquire.
How a club can be confident of signing a player in January, which is a more difficult window, when it couldn’t do that in the summer is beyond me.
Even Rose too, would be difficult to sign, as Tottenham won’t be interested in doing business with a rival.
In my Opinion, both players are unrealistic targets in January, their club won’t let them leave and also they will be cup-tied if they join us. We didn’t act with intent when we were supposed to, so we may have to wait until next summer before we strengthen this position.