Juventus are lining up a move for Valencia left back Jose Gaya as a potential replacement for Alex Sandro, according to Calciomercato.com.
The Serie A champions’ CEO Beppe Marotta indicated for the first time earlier this week that the Brazilian could leave if he wasn’t happy in Turin, boosting Chelsea’s chances of landing their number one target.
Sandro has delayed signing a new contract with the Bianconeri according to reports in Italy, and the player’s unwillingness to commit his long term future to the Italian club could indicate a parting of ways in the not too distant future.
The news that Juve are now also tracking Gaya suggests the club are edging closer to selling the Brazilian international, by preparing contingency plans for losing their first choice left back.
One of Juve’s potential replacements, Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam, signed a new contract this week, and it has forced the club’s hierarchy into pursuing new targets. The Serie A team’s good relationship with Valencia after selling both Simone Zaza and Neto to the Spanish club, is said to be crucial in Juve’s pursuit of Gaya as a target. Any move for the Spaniard likely depends on what happens to Sandro though.