Jose Mourinho is set to clash his horns with Antonio Conte again, but this time in the transfer division.
The Portuguese tactician has now registered his interest in Juventus left-back Alex Sandro. The 54-year-old has been bothered by the shortage of supplies for operating in the left-back position since his advent to Old Trafford.
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However, the prestigious gaffer believes the £53 million-rated Brazilian would be the best piece to implement there, and is now determined to endeavour for pursuing the Blues’ target.
Accordingly, the influential figure is pushing the wealthy club to meet the fee demands of the Serie A giants. Regardless, according to Mirror, the Red Devils’ interest faces the likelihood of getting eroded by the summer.
Nevertheless, if Conte successfully convinces the hierarchy of the defender’s worth soon, there could be a showdown in the current window featuring Chelsea and Man Utd, with both clubs possessing vast financial prospects.
Reportedly, the Italian club will let go of the talented defender if they find a proper replacement. And their quest for a left-back has informed Paris Saint-Germain of the likelihood of the 26-year-old’s early departure.
Additionally, the cold war going on between Conte and Mourinho is expected to spice up the fight for the signature of the Brazil international, moreover backed by the financial prowess of their respective clubs.
Although the Old Trafford outfit is satisfied with Luke Shaw’s recent performances, the ex-Chelsea boss craves for the Brazilian’s services. And United would purportedly back their manager with extra transfer cash.
Natheless, they’re also willing to wait on the deal in view of the fact that Conte’s long-term prospect at Stamford Bridge remains uncertain.
Written by Hritwik NE
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