Chelsea told to pay £52m to secure first summer signing – report

Chelsea have been told that they will need to pay at least £52m to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus this summer, say reports

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Chelsea have been told that they will need to pay at least £52m to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Evening Standard is claiming that Juventus are not keen to part company with Sandro this summer as Chelsea chase their first signing of the transfer window.

The same report states that Sandro has emerged as a possible candidate for Antonio Conte to strengthen the left wing-back slot at Stamford Bridge this summer.

The story claims that the Blues switched their focus to the 26-year-old this summer after Liverpool appeared to be closing in on the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton last week.

Chelsea are believed to be on the lookout for at least one new defender this summer after former captain John Terry opted to call time on his glittering Blues career at the end of last season.

The west London side are expected to bring in a number of new players this summer as Conte prepares his team for a return to the Champions League next season.

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