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.