Juventus Full-Back Is Manchester United Transfer Target
Manchester United will bid £60million in January for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro. That’s despite reports last week claiming the Brazilian will snub any interest from Old Trafford.
Sandro was linked earlier this month with interest from the Red Devils. He was the subject of a £65million transfer bid from Chelsea during the summer that was rejected by Juve. However, he has suffered a drop in form so far this season starting in just nine of the Italian club’s 17 Serie A games.
Juventus looked set to offer Sandro a new contract ,but that appears to have fallen down their list of priorities. Instead, they look set to accept the inevitable and sell in the winter market.
According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been given the nod by the club’s board to put in a bid for Sandro. However, the 26-year-old is still believed to be more keen on a move to Chelsea.
United look set to part with at least one of Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw to make way for Sandro. Italy international Darmian has made just two Premier League starts so far this season along with two appearances off the bench. Turkish giants Galatasaray are said to be interested although he would prefer a move back to homeland.
Shaw was granted a reprieve when he was restored to the side for the Champions League game with CSKA Moscow and the Premier League clash with Bournemouth. But he dropped back to the bench for Sunday’s victory over West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns. Newcastle United have shown an interest. However, with the Magpies’ takeover still going through he is more likely to move on loan next month rather than a permanent transfer.
But any move for Sandro could throw into doubt Manchester United interest in Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose. United have been linked with a summer move for the England international. A deal for Sandro is likely to end their interest.