CHELSEA target Alex Sandro is reportedly ‘keen’ on a move to Stamford Bridge to play under Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues are eyeing a swap deal with Juventus involving their outcast left-back Emerson Palmieri and Brazilian Sandro is said to like the idea.
Juventus left-back Alex Sandro is ‘keen’ on a move to ChelseaCredit: Getty
The Blues are eyeing a swap deal involving outcast left-back EmersonCredit: AP
Chelsea have long chased Sandro dating back to Antonio Conte‘s time with the club.
A deal has so far eluded them, but changing circumstances at Juve and Tuchel’s January appointment at the Blues could help them get it over the line.
The German wanted to sign Sandro, 30, when he was in charge at Paris Saint-Germain.
And the prospect of playing under Tuchel appeals to Sandro, according to Corriere Torino.
In fact, the potential swap deal is said to appeal to all parties – both players and both clubs.
Juventus are aiming to cut costs this summer, as they feel the pinch of the coronavirus pandemic.
And according to Calciomercato, getting Sandro’s salary off the wage bill would be beneficial.
The 30-year-old reportedly earns around £100,000-a-week at Juventus. And club chiefs believe that they could sign Emerson, 26, on around half of that figure.
Massimiliano Allegri was interested in the Italian international during his spell in charge.
Emerson has made only 14 appearances this season, scoring once – during a brief cameo against Atletico Madrid last month.
Only two of these outings have come in the Premier League, having started against West Ham in December, and made an eight minute appearance against Newcastle.
He will have one year remaining on his contract, come the summer.
Sandro, meanwhile, has missed games this season with a hamstring injury – as well as after testing positive for Covid-19 in January.
He has played 26 times in all competitions – including 18 outings in Serie A.
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