Chelsea handed huge boost as Juve eye replacement for €70m star

Date published: Wednesday 6th December 2017 1:33

Juventus have reportedly turned their attentions towards a Valencia full-back after being snubbed by Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam.

According to a report from Football Espana, the Serie A champions have “settled on Valencia’s Jose Luis Gaya” as an alternative for Ghoulam.

The Algerian defender signed a new deal with Napoli on Monday, tying him to the club until 2022 and consequently forcing the Bianconeri to look at other options.

In a major boost for Chelsea, Fichajes.net claim that Juve are expecting full-back Alex Sandro to leave the club next summer, hence their motivation for trying to source a new wide defender.

In October, Italian site Calciomercato.com claimed that Chelsea had seen a big-money move for Sandro declined by the Bianconeri. It’s claimed the Blues saw a €70m offer snubbed by Juve, with the player offered a salary of €7m a year, plus bonuses.

Yesterday, another Italian outlet in Dagospia claimed that Sandro is among three players to have asked to be transferred in January following a dressing room bust-up.

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