Juventus are struggling to tie down full back Alex Sandro to a new contract, according to Calciomercato.com.
The Italian website report that the 25 year old has failed to agree on the length of the new deal, as well as bonus payments, with the Serie A champions.
Chelsea are keen on signing the Brazilian and their hopes of doing so were boosted last week when Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta indicated for the first time that the left back could leave the club. He told Mediaset Premium (translated by the Daily Mail).
“We have said many times that when a player asks to be sold, regardless of prestige or importance within the team, we are in favour of a sale. When a player is unsatisfied, it is better to let him go. In the case of Alex Sandro, he was in full agreement with the idea of remaining with us. is performances are down to his own personal issues that we won’t go into here.”
As Marotta mentions, Sandro’s performances have dropped since the start of the season, with many pointing to the fact that interest from Chelsea may be affecting him.
His stats don’t look too much different from last campaign however. He scored three goals and provided four assists in 27 league games last season. This year, the Brazilian has scored one goal and provided three assists in his first nine Serie A matches.