Manchester United’s pursuit of Alex Sandro looks to be over, with the Brazilian left back set to remain at Juventus.
Sandro has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford all year, after a move to Chelsea fell through last summer. Jose Mourinho was said to be keen to bring the player to United and in recent weeks it was suggested that Ed Woodward was negotiating with the Italian club.
Indeed, some rumours suggested that the disagreement over the transfer centred on a matter of around £1m, with United unwilling to meet Juventus’ £55m asking price.
The stalling over the deal appears to have come to United’s detriment; Juventus, in the meantime, have featured in the biggest story of the summer with their remarkable capture of Cristiano Ronaldo.
And Ronaldo’s arrival appears to have turned Sandro’s head; reports from Italy now suggest that the player wants to remain at Juventus and is even willing to negotiate a new contract later on in the campaign.
Jose Mourinho has said in recent days that he would like at least two more signings and it is well known that he has attempted to strengthen the left side of his squad. News of Sandro’s decision to stay at Juve is bound to frustrate the United boss.