Chelsea

Chelsea must move for this South American star instead of one of Arsenal’s main men

Antonio Conte and the Chelsea fans down in the Transfer Tavern must be scratching their heads in unison.

Just how have the Blues started the season with such a bare squad?

Indeed, Conte appears mostly concerned with his side’s lack of wing-backs. Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso were superb last season, but with the Champions League back, Chelsea cannot risk overworking the pair.

The club is seemingly interested in a deal to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal, but they do have cover at right-wing-back in the form of Cesar Azpilicueta.

The opposite side is less assured, but one player who the Blues have seemingly been chasing all summer is Juventus left-wing-back Alex Sandro.

The Brazilian was tipped for a move to Stamford Bridge earlier in the summer, despite Juventus’ reluctance to sell, but a potential deal soon fell quiet. Now the Blues are seemingly back in for the 26-year-old who is Conte’s first-choice to bolster the left-flank position.

So far Chelsea have had significant bids turned down by the Serie A champions, who remain intent on keeping their man.

The Telegraph, though, has suggested that the Brazilian is keen on a move away from Turin, but has so far refused to submit a formal transfer request.

Thoughts on Sandro, Blues fans? And is full-back the only area you need to strengthen? Let us know in the comments…

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