Juventus have slapped a huge price tag of £52.7 million for the Brazilian International Alex Sandro which Manchester United are refusing to meet, as reported by the Metro.
Jose Mourinho is on the look out for a left-sided defender as the ever-disgruntled Luke Shaw and midfielder made defender Ashley Young are the only options at his disposal.
Young, 32-years-old, has had an impressive season for United, capping off the season with a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
Sandro, 27-years-old, joined Juventus from Porto for a fee of £22.8 million back in 2015, making 114 appearances in all competitions to this date, scoring nine goals.
The Serie A star has had a successful time at Juventus, winning Serie A and the Coppa Italia three times each in the three years he has been at the club.
Sandro will not be heading to Russia this summer as manager Tite has opted for Real Madrid’s Marcelo and Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luiz.
Sandro would be following the first signing of the summer, and International teammate Fred, who is currently away with the Brazil squad preparing for the World Cup. The 25-year-old joined for a fee of £52 million.
Jose Mourinho is looking to complete his business early meaning the squad are all ready by the time their pre-season tour of the United States comes along, where they will face AC Milan, Liverpool and Champions League winners Real Madrid.
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