The top 26-year-old Conte ‘dearly’ wants to sign for Chelsea in January – report

Antonio Conte is desperate to try and tie up a deal to bring Alex Sandro to Chelsea next year, say reports

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Antonio Conte “dearly” wants to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus for Chelsea in the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Blues have been handed a “huge boost” in their long-standing pursuit of the 26-year-old Brazilian with the fact that he now wants to quit Juventus.

The same report says that whether a move is likely to happen in January or in the summer is thought to be dependent on whether Juve would be able to find an adequate replacement in the new year.

It is also claimed that both Chelsea and Juventus recently sent scouts to watch Porto left-back Alex Telles in action.

Chelsea were heavily linked with a move to sign Sandro during the summer transfer window but the switch failed to materialise as Conte ended up signing six other players.

Now though, there is bound to be plenty of fresh speculation linking the west London side with a move to land the defender as the January transfer window edges ever nearer.

The same report states that Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City were also keen on signing Sandro during the summer transfer window.

Chelsea travel to West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.

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