Manchester City to miss out on long-term left-back target with contract renewal close

Since his days at Porto, Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro has been linked with a move to Manchester City. In 2015, it was reported in Italy that City wanted him to see out his Porto contract before joining for free the following year, but Juventus had other ideas and splashed out €26 million for his signature.

Two years later, and still there are reports that City, now led by Pep Guardiola, want the 26-year-old, who perfectly fits the profile of a Guardiola full-back with his great ability in both halves of the pitch and impressive stamina.

According to Romeo Agresti of Goal Italia, City have been making noises again this season about wanting Sandro, but are again set to be disappointed.

Agresti reports that Sandro is very close to renewing his Juventus contract until 2021 with a pay rise, rejecting the ‘onslaught’ of Guardiola to take him to the Etihad.

The story claims that last summer, City asked about both Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro, and received a double ‘no’ from the Old Lady. Months have passed and City would like to try again, but unfortunately for Guardiola, the answer is going to be the same and he will have to look at other left-back options.

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