Serie A giants Juventus have reportedly told Manchester United that they must cough up £40 million to have any chance of signing the Turin based clubs Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro.
The 25-year-old has also attracted interest from United’s cross town rivals Manchester City according to Italian sports publication Calciomercato, with Brazilian news outlet Globo Esporte claiming Juventus has told both Premier League clubs that they must meet the 25-year-olds buyout clause in order for him to move to England.
Manchester City is preparing for a major shake-up once new manager Pep Guardiola arrives in the summer and this could very well signal the end of veterans Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov’s time at the Emirates.
As for Manchester United, the thought is that Louis van Gaal is seeking cover for long-term injured Red Devils defender Luke Shaw.
Sandro joined the Italian champions last summer from Porto for £20 million, and took some time to settle into playing in Italy, but has now found his feet competing with former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra for a place in trainer Massimiliano Allegri’s starting XI.