Chelsea have been chasing Alex Sandro for the longest time and they even went close to bagging the left-back during the summer. But Juventus played spoilsport and did not allow the Brazilian to move to England.
Now though the scenario has changed and Juventus seem to have finally decided to let go of Alex Sandro. While this is definitely good news but now with Manchester United also interested in the left-back, things will not be that easy for Antonio Conte this time around.
Maybe that is why the Italian has deployed scouts to watch Porto left-back Alex Telles in action. The 25-year-old has been hot property in Portugal this season having already managed to play 20 games throughout all competitions.
According to a report in the A Bola, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is not ready to pin all his hopes on Alex Sandro as a result of which he is looking at other potential alternatives. Telles moved to Europe in 2014 and has already played for clubs like Galatasaray and Inter Milan – so clearly he is not amateur to the European scene.
Reports claim that Juventus have already told Sandro that he can leave the club this summer but only at the end of the season – after returning the club’s investment on him. But with Manchester United already breathing down their necks, Antonio Conte clearly does not want to take any chances by focusing on only one player.