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Chelsea still favourites to sign Alex Sandro amid Man City and PSG links

11:23 BST 28/06/2017
Alex Sandro Juventus
The Blues still appear to be well placed to secure the Brazil wing-back for what will likely be a record fee for a defender

Chelsea are still a long way ahead of their rivals in the chase to sign the £60 million-rated Alex Sandro from Juventus.

Sandro is no Pogba

Reports in Italy have suggested that the Brazilian wing-back is also wanted by Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, but Chelsea are still clear favourites to complete a deal.

Sandro is happy to make the move to west London and stands to pocket a huge pay rise that will more than double his current salary, which is less than £50,000-a-week. 

Juventus aren't keen to sell but they are financially limited in comparison to the spending power of the Premier League's top clubs and are aiming to squeeze the best possible fee out of Chelsea. 

'Ronaldo is angry'

Dani Alves is also leaving on a free transfer and he is expected to sign for Manchester City at the weekend, so the fee for Sandro will go towards bringing in replacements. 

City have been interested in signing Sandro ever since Pep Guardiola took over at the club but they are in negotiations for Monaco's Benjamin Mendy and won't look to sign both players. 

PSG are aiming to spend big after a disappointing season, but due to having other transfer priorities, they won't be able to compete with the fees that Chelsea are willing to pay for Sandro.

Arsenal close in on Lemar

Borussia Dortmund's Raphaël Guerreiro is PSG's target at left-back and he is expected to cost half of what is being asked for Sandro as the French club put the majority of their budget towards trying to clinch a deal for Kylian Mbappe. 

Chelsea's biggest problem remains their negotiations with Juventus but there is still confidence that a deal will ultimately be secured. 

Additional reporting by Romeo Agresti, Sam Lee & Loic Tanzi