Manchester City are ‘thinking’ about a move for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro as Pep Guardiola hunts for a new left-back this summer.
That’s according to Tuttosport, who say City have turned their attention to Juve again after signing Joao Cancelo from the Italian giants last year.
The newspaper reports that it has ‘become a habit’ for Manchester City to refresh the full-back positions every summer with new purchases.
They did that at right-back last year by buying Cancelo and now want to do the same at left-back, so have turned their attention to Sandro.
He is an ‘old goal’ for them, and sources close to the club have filtered out information that there is a ‘growing interest’ in the 29-year-old.
City have not ‘deepened the issue’ – i.e. made a bid – as of yet but should they do so, they may find a Juventus side more receptive to selling than they were previously.
It’s explained Sandro has become ‘less untouchable’ than he once was and while a green light from Juventus is not to be taken for granted, it would not be impossible either.
Sandro too, could ‘seriously consider’ the chance to make the move, and it’s stated that the good relationship between Juventus and Manchester City could ‘facilitate the operation’.
Whether there is any genuine interest from the Eithad, though, is extremely debatable.
City’s apparent interest in Sandro is a rumour we’ve seen every year for as long as we can remember and barely a summer goes by in which they’re not named as suitors.
Indeed, it was almost inevitable that the rumour would emerge again at some point, making this dubious at best.