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Friday June 16 2017
‘Juventus rejected Chelsea for Sandro’

Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta confirms they rejected “a very big offer” from Chelsea for Alex Sandro.

The Blues have been linked with the Brazilian full-back, who scored three goals and provided five assists this season as the Bianconeri reached the Champions League final.

“Chelsea made a very big offer for Alex Sandro,” Marotta admitted, speaking to Corriere della Sera.

“We said no, but today players are masters of their own destiny.”

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Saturday June 10 2017
Chelsea €60m bid for Alex Sandro

Juventus are holding firm despite Chelsea raising their Alex Sandro bid to €60m (£52.7m), according to the Italian papers.

Antonio Conte has set his sights firmly on the Brazilian left-back, who the Bianconeri only signed from FC Porto in 2015 for €26m.

He contributed three goals and seven assists in 43 competitive games this season, but also pushed Patrice Evra towards the exit and made a big name for himself in Europe.

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Thursday June 8 2017
Alex Sandro price is €60m

If Juventus were to sell Manchester City and Chelsea target Alex Sandro, it would only be for a minimum of €60m (£52m), according to Tuttosport.

There were reports this week of a meeting with Chelsea and an offer worth €40m.

However, the Bianconeri paid €26m to sign the left-back from FC Porto in the summer of 2015 and his value has comfortably doubled in that time.

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Wednesday June 7 2017
Chelsea set Alex Sandro meeting?

It’s claimed Chelsea will meet with the agent of Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, for whom they could offer €40m [£35m].

The Brazilian has become one of the best left-backs in Europe, and provided three goals and five assists this season as the Bianconeri did the double and reached the Champions League final.

According to La Stampa, the Blues are keen to bring the 26-year-old to England, and will meet with his agent on Sunday.

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Friday June 2 2017
Allegri: 'Juve right place at right time'

Massimiliano Allegri assured Juventus “are in the right place at the right time” to beat Real Madrid and win the Champions League.

The Final with Real Madrid is at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

Follow all the action from the Press Conference as it happens on our Liveblog.

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Friday June 2 2017
The big game player

Starting Dani Alves in a more advanced role for Juventus in the Champions League Final makes perfect sense, writes Richard Hall.

What do Mario Mandzukic, Sami Khedira and Dani Alves have in common? They have all won the Champions League. This certainly would have been in the minds of the Juventus hierarchy when they signed them, despite in some cases eyebrows being raised at the time.

Some who bet on sports thought Alves' career to be in its last gasps, but he has proved during his time in Turin why he is going to be one of the Bianconeri’s most dangerous assets in Cardiff this weekend.

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Monday May 29 2017
‘Madrid not just Ronaldo’

Alex Sandro calls Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo “a great player” but warns that Juventus “have to worry about everyone”.

The Bianconeri face the Spanish champions in the Champions League final this weekend, and the Brazilian full-back is likely to be up against Ronaldo…

“He’s a great player,” Alex Sandro acknowledged, speaking to reporters at Juve’s media day.

“Real Madrid aren’t just Cristiano Ronaldo though, they have various top players and we need to worry about everyone.

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Friday May 19 2017
Alex Sandro in Brazil squad

Juventus left-back Alex Sandro has been included in the Brazil squad to face Argentina and Australia.

The defender has come to be regarded as one of the best in the world in his position, but so far he has only been given six caps for the Selecao.

However, after two goals and five assists this season, he has earned a recall to the squad for the upcoming friendlies.

Brazil squad to face Argentina and Australia:

Goalkeepers: Diego Alves [Valencia], Weverton [Atletico-PR], Ederson [Benfica].

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Wednesday May 17 2017
Alex Sandro: 'Juve must prove ourselves'

Alex Sandro warned Juventus “have to prove ourselves tonight” in the Coppa Italia Final against Lazio, as their Treble target begins.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

Follow the build-up and action on the LIVEBLOG.

“We are all concentrated to win this match. We have to push hard and are all happy to be here taking part in this great game,” he told Rai Sport.

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Tuesday May 16 2017
Peres rated Europe’s best

Roma’s Bruno Peres has been the best right-back of the season in Europe’s top five Leagues, according to the CIES Football Observatory.

CIES calculates a performance coefficient of 84 for Peres, higher than anyone else in his position playing in Italy, England, Spain, France or Germany.

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