Date: 9th October 2017 at 9:00pm
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Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed they are close to extending left back Alex Sandro’s contract to remain at the Serie A champions.

Chelsea were reported to be lining up another bid for the Brazilian in the January transfer window, but speaking to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Marotta confirmed that a deal is in the works for the 26 year old. When asked about potential player contract renewals, he said:

“Paulo [Dybala] himself has asked for it [a new deal], we will be renewing soon and we will also extend the contract of Alex Sandro.”

Sandro is believed to be in line to almost double his wages from £2.5m (€2.8m) a season to £4.5m (€5m) a season, and it seems that by the time the next transfer window comes around, the full back will have signed a new deal until 2022.

If the contract is signed, it would come as a setback to Blues manager Antonio Conte’s transfer plans. Sandro has been the club’s top target for a number of months but Juve have stuck to their guns and refused to sell.