Manchester United have been repeatedly credited with interest in Juventus left back Alex Sandro. The Brazilian appears to be for sale at the Turin club, as they look to bring in money for Cristiano Ronaldo.
It was the same before links with the Real Madrid player, just the subsequent targets have changed. More often than not, Manchester United and PSG are the clubs linked, and that’s the same from Tuttosport on Monday, with Chelsea now thrown in as well.
But the interesting development is the player’s price. Last week, when Tuttosport claimed Sandro has a 25% chance of joining Jose Mourinho’s club, the price was put at €40m.
This is already a drop on previous claims of €60m.
Now Tuttosport say Juve are ‘confident of recovering at least 35-40 million euros’ and part of that would be ‘reinvested in Matteo Darmian or Juan Bernat’.
Leaving the potential Darmian + cash deal to the side for a moment, €35m makes a move for the Brazilian sound more reasonable.
Bringing Darmian back in, suppose Juve value him at €15m, that would mean Manchester United could potentially send the Italian and €20m to Turin for Sandro.
€60m always seemed to high, but €35m may well tempt Ed Woodward into giving it a whirl.