Most talk this week in the ever busy Manchester City rumour mill has been of serious interest in Alex Sandro. These aren’t isolated reports, but coming from journalists in Portugal (where Alex Sandro used to play), Italy and England – and director of football Txiki Begiristain was in Turin last night, adding fuel to the fire.
It was Portuguese newspaper O Jogo who first broke the news that City were in for the 26-year-old Brazilian, a personal request of Pep Guardiola who also wanted him last summer.
And the same source is reporting today that City will soon present an official offer in the region of €50 million (£41.2 million) for one of world football’s best left-backs.
There has been talk that City could go as high as €70 million (£59.1 million) in order to convince Juventus to sell, and it would come as no surprise if an initial offer of €50 million is rejected. Juventus are not known for letting a prized asset go easily as Manchester United found out last summer when they had to break the world transfer record for Paul Pogba.
One thing is for sure – unless multiple journalists across Europe are being fed dud information, Alex Sandro is a legitimate target for Manchester City with Pep Guardiola serious about upgrading the full-back areas.
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