Saturday August 13 2011
Juve fly out for Chelsea's Alex

British media claim Juventus are stepping up their bid to sign Chelsea defender Alex for around £7.5m.

The Brazilian was already the subject of an offer last month, said to be worth £7m, but that was rejected.

According to The Sun, Juve directors will fly out to London on Tuesday to hold intensive negotiations.

They hope that by raising the offer by £500,000, it will be enough to convince Chelsea to part with the 29-year-old.

Alex has also been linked with Luciano Spalletti's Zenit St Petersburg and Real Madrid, as Jose Mourinho first signed him at Stamford Bridge in 2007.

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