Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has claimed that Chelsea target Alex Sandro will only be allowed to depart this summer if he asks to leave the club.
Marotta has confirmed they have received a “substantial” offer for the Brazilian but it seems the club have no need to sell the left back, despite a reported bid in excess of £50million being made. He is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying:
“A substantial offer has arrived. We have no intention of selling anyone, but if a player decides to leave, as has happened in previous years, then at the end of the day he has to go, because we don’t keep anyone against their will. But at the moment there are no such situations and I hope nobody will leave.”
Sandro is believed to be Blues boss Antonio Conte’s top transfer target this summer as he seeks to find competition for Marcos Alonso in the left wing back role.
Chelsea’s reserve full back Kenedy is surplus to requirements with reports suggesting that Fenerbahce, PSV Eindhoven and Watford are all targeting a move for the Brazilian.
As for Sandro, he may have to take a leaf out of the book of team mate Dani Alves, who has asked to leave Juve and will have the last year of his contract terminated.