Chelsea’s pursuit of Alex Sandro has been going on for almost a year now, and at times it’s seemed totally hopeless.
It was all but confirmed in the summer that the club made several considerable offers for the Brazilian, some above €50m, but Juve weren’t budging on price and held out for more.
Now things seem to have changed a little. On Chelsea’s end they are still desperate for a player in that position, with Marcos Alonso not even having any cover down the left, let alone competition.
Meanwhile Juve are gradually being pushed into being more inclined to countenance a sale. Firstly Sandro is heading towards the end of his contract, so the maximum fee they will be able to get for him will likely be this January or next summer.
Add to this the fact that his performances have declined this season, presumably after surrounded by transfer speculation for so long, and suddenly a move could be on the cards.