He is considered to be one of the best left wing-backs around these days, with an even brighter future ahead of him, so… no wonder Chelsea tried to sign him, same as no wonder Juventus decided to keep him.
Our desire is to not sell any of our most important players. We said no to a very good offer from Chelsea for Alex Sandro
Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta told Corriere dello Sport, acknowledging though that this may not be the end of the story.
We know that we are competing with clubs that are in a position to offer wages that are not rational for us. And players are always their own boss
Marotta said, adding
I do not know how Alex Sandro reacted.
The 26-year-old Brazilian is under contract at the Turin club until 2020, but as their general director indirectly admitted, if the player decides he prefers to move to England or anywhere else, Juve will have no real option but agree on a deal.
According to reports, the London club is willing to spend more than 60 million euros to sign Alex Sandro, offering him a very improved salary, compared to what he earns in Italy.