Sport Sandro urges Juventus to green light Chelsea transfer

19:55  12 december  2017
19:55  12 december  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Chelsea in for tough Champions League draw regardless says Conte

  Chelsea in for tough Champions League draw regardless says Conte Chelsea will be in for a tough Champions League draw regardless of whether or not they top their group, according to head coach Antonio Conte. As reported by the London Evening Standard, Conte told the club’s official website that he knows what is in store for his side, as the Blues prepare for their final game of the group stage against Atletico Madrid. Roma face Qarabag in their final game of the group stage and a win there would take the Italians above Chelsea by a single point as things stand. Due to other results in the remaining groups, Chelsea could come up against the likes of Real Madrid, or Conte’s former side Juventus, even if they do win their group, with both sides facing the prospect of finishing second in their respective groups. Historically finishing top of your group allows for a slightly easier match in the next round as you can only draw against teams who finish second, but Conte knows that is not the case this season. “If you arrive first, you could then get teams like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Juventus. It doesn’t change a lot if you arrive first or second. The most important thing is to reach the next stage, but for our mission and our confidence, it would be right to win and arrive first.

Juventus are reportedly ready to allow Alex Sandro a transfer to Chelsea if he asks for one, with latest reports in Italy suggesting the Blues' incoming bid will be enough Chelsea transfer boost as Alex Sandro gets green light from Juventus .

GETTY. Juventus have given the green light to Chelsea 's latest bid for Alex Sandro . Antonio Conte has targeted Brazil international Sandro to provide competition for Marcos Alonso in the left wing-back role. The Premier League champions recently saw their opening bid worth £53m (€60m) knocked back.

Juventus v Benevento Calcio - Serie A © Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images Sport Juventus v Benevento Calcio - Serie A

Chelsea tried hard in the summer to complete a deal to bring Alex Sandro to the club from Juventus but the Serie A champions repeatedly blocked the Blues’ advances.

Antonio Conte remains eager on adding a left-back to his squad to compete with Marcos Alonso for a place in the team and it’s believed that Chelsea will try again for Sandro in January, but they will face competition from Manchester United.

Juventus valued the defender at £80m in the summer which forced Chelsea to reconsider their options after having multiple bids rejected at a lower valuation.

After new contract talks stalled, Sandro is believed to have informed Juventus of his desire to leave the club and that his preferred destination is Stamford Bridge as opposed to Old Trafford.

Out-of-favour Tottenham defender Danny Rose is also a reported target for both Chelsea and Manchester United when the January transfer window opens next month.

Exeter awaiting compensation from Chelsea for Ampadu .
Chelsea are yet to pay Exeter City compensation for the transfer of Ethan Ampadu last summer, according to Goal. The promising youngster put pen to paper on a deal to join Chelsea at the back end of last season, however, a fee between the Blues and Exeter had not been agreed. Exeter chairman Julian Tagg discussed the ongoing situation regarding the compensation for Ampadu’s transfer, but was relaxed when discussing the negotiations. “We don’t have a date yet for the tribunal but the arbitration is taking its natural course and we will inform fans when we know more.” “Our relationship with Chelsea remains good, as it has been throughout this whole process, and it is nice to see Ethan doing so well and earning praise for his performances at both club and international level.” A tribunal date is yet to be set, but Exeter remain keen to go in search of their rightful compensation claim from the deal to land the youngster. Ampadu has impressed for Chelsea this season and has stepped up remarkably well for such a young player. He has featured for the senior side largely in cup competitions and is showing positive signs for the future. The 17-year-old scooped the man of the match award on Wednesday night as Chelsea defeated Bournemouth 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

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