Date: 27th December 2017 at 9:00pm
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Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has made one final plea to left back Alex Sandro for the Brazilian to remain at the club.

The Sun reports that both Chelsea and Manchester United are readying £50m offers for the 26 year old, but Marotta seems to be trying to persuade the full back that he should stay and repay the club’s faith in the player:

“We’ve regarded Alex Sandro as a top player. We have trusted him and he must repay our trust now.”

Juventus have three games left before their winter break, and it could simply be that Marotta is seeking to encourage Sandro to play to his top level before he moves clubs next month.

Alternatively, it could mean he expects the transfer saga to drag on further still. The Sun believe Juve will not accept any offers below £60m, and if the Bianconeri don’t receive a bid close to their asking price, it means they will need the Brazilian international to stay focused to play football matches in the midst of continued speculation about his future.