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Reports: Manchester United to beat Chelsea to sign £53 million rated superstar

45.36K   //    07 Jan 2018, 17:24 IST

Manchester United v Chelsea - Premier League
Manchester United v Chelsea - Premier League

What’s the story?

The ongoing feud between Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho looks like it's never going to end. The two managers now seem to be spending their free time on Google to find out more about their counterpart.

That feud is going to reach another level now as Manchester United have jumped ahead of Chelsea in the race for Alex Sandro. Manchester Evening News reports that the Red Devils are set to hold talks with Juventus for the Brazilian defender.

In case you didn’t know…

Chelsea were desperate to sign Sandro in the summer and made several bids for him. However, the move was rejected by Juventus and the player as he wanted to remain at the Serie A side.

Now with reports that he has fallen out with the backroom staff at the club and is looking for a way out. Juve have said they are not interested in selling him but are actively looking for alternatives too according to reports.

The heart of the matter

Manchester United are not going to be challenged by Chelsea for Sandro in January according to Metro. The publication claims that The Blues will only rejuvenate their interest in him when the summer transfer window opens.

Jose Mourinho has been put in a tough spot as Ashley Young has been playing well and Luke Shaw, who was on the verge of being sold, has stepped up when called upon as well.

The manager is still keen on signing a left-back and Sandro is said to be the #1 target. The only issue for them right now is that the Brazilian wants to head to Stamford Bridge and not Old Trafford. They need to convince him to make the move.


Author’s Take

Alex Sandro would be a great signing for any club. Chelsea need him more than Manchester United but the Premier League champions are more keen on signing a striker this window.

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