The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern pose a mixture of optimism and lack of faith as news filters through of the possible signing of highly rated Alex Sandro.
After the 5 main signings made in all positions during the summer transfer window by Conte, it was thought that Chelsea had signed the necessary players in the correct positions in order to chase a repeat of last season’s glory.
Strengthening defensive duties with the signing of right-back Davide Zappacosta and central defender Antonio Rudiger, on top of what was already a title-winning Chelsea defence, the manager must have felt that this was an area that wasn’t far off complete.
However, 7 games into the season and 2 Champions League games into it, the Blues have opted for a sudden change of heart after a recent run of games that has seen them drop to 4th in the table, 6 points off leaders Manchester City.
Coming off the back of a 1-0 loss at home to title rivals Man City, the London based club must be looking to strengthen in the defensive area and now see themselves as being liable down the left flank. Any injury for Marcos Alonso would result in Victor Moses having to defend in what would be an unnatural position for him, as a right sided player.
So with the need for improvement, that’s where Conte target Alex Sandro steps in, the Brazilian defender who currently plays for Italian giants Juventus has caught the eye of the Chelsea manager in previous seasons gone by as they’ve reportedly made many attempts to sign the man.
However, with the January transfer window fast approaching the Juventus left-back has filtered through as a £60 million pound target for Conte after reigniting his interest in the Brazilian international as he looks to sure up the defensive line at the Bridge.
With all of this in mind, here’s a taste of the reactions fans have been giving off on social media.
Chelsea will eventually sign Alex Sandro and a replacement for Moses. This would complete the Conte project, and created a Juggernaut #cfc
— Geoffrey (@Geombos) September 24, 2017
Such a wing back, a good one for real.
— ☆Kipyegon Kirui Vitalis☆ (@Computer_75) October 4, 2017
Two transfer windows too late and why bother with sandro when they won’t sell, we won’t pay asking price. Get ghoulam instead
— Tog1989 (@tog1989) October 3, 2017
Stop selling us dreams bro
— JDR (@Justindarocha) October 3, 2017
zzzzzzzzzzzzz He will sign a new deal
Alex Sandro. Highly rate Alonso but apart from him we have no-one with experience. Sandro works with our system atm I believe so great fit https://t.co/cc5pPj9mcT
— Mr. Reliable (@DependantDave) September 10, 2017
I recon Alex Sandro will join Chelsea next summer.
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