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Hypothesis over Alex Sandro‘s future was seemingly delivered to an finish Monday with Juventus supervisor Massimiliano Allegri’s refusal to half methods with the Brazilian.

Sandro had been one of the crucial coveted defenders when the switch market opened earlier this summer time, with Premier League champion Chelsea believed to be the entrance-runner to signal the 26-yr-previous.

Regardless of attracting bids as reportedly excessive as £sixty one million, which might have made him the costliest defender in soccer historical past, Allegri insisted that Sandro will stay in Turin the place he believes the complete-again can proceed to evolve into one of many elite gamers on the earth.

“Alex Sandro is a Juve participant, he is extraordinary and he is not shifting from right here,” Allegri informed reporters, courtesy of ESPN FC’s Ben Gladwell, after Juve’s pre-season win over AS Roma.

“He is improved lots since he arrived right here and he nonetheless has margin for enchancment. Along with Marcelo, I feel he’s the perfect full-again on the earth.”

Sandro seemed to be on the verge of a transfer to England final month after Juventus chief government officer Giuseppe Marotta revealed that Chelsea had submitted a “substantial supply” for the defender.

Reviews additionally indicated that Sandro was keen to hitch Chelsea, who would have allegedly provided him a weekly wage of £one hundred fifty,000.

Sandro emerged as an important contributor to the staff’s success shortly after his arrival from FC Porto for €26 million in 2015 when he supplanted Patrice Evra as Allegri’s most popular selection on the left.

His tempo up the wing and knack for getting concerned within the assault have been additionally necessary to Juve’s success final time period when the Bianconeri gained the league and Coppa Italia earlier than falling to Actual Madrid within the Champions League last.