SHOCKER: Juventus reject 'big' offer from Chelsea

Serie A By: Ayodeji Tunde | 17/06/2017


Transfer business between Chelsea and Juventus is not smooth sailing it has been revealed as Juve general manager Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed they rejected “a very big offer” from the Premier League champions 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.”

On their part, Juve have been heavily linked with Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa, and Marotta confirmed he’s a target.

“Thanks to Bayern we’ve contacted the agents for the player’s availability, but the Germans have to be willing to sell him and the price has to be something we can agree on.

“Andres Iniesta? Not achievable, sustainability and consistency in results mean we have to respect certain parameters.”

Many are waiting to see if Chelsea will return with a bigger offer for their Brazillian target