Remember an article ago when I told you that Chelsea were willing to spend £60 million on Juventus full-back Alex Sandro? Well you can just ignore that, it turns out.

The Brazilian had been one of Antonio Conte's top summer targets but, despite several reports claiming that the Premier League champions were close to securing a deal for the former Porto man, it appears that he has instead decided to put pen to paper on a new deal with Juve.

Sandro is expected to sign his new and improved contract sometime in the next week, with his wages set to increase to £93,000-per-week.

The news will come as a bitter blow to Antonio Conte, with the Chelsea manager already rumoured to be frustrated with the club's lack of progress in the transfer market, this summer.

While deals for Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Roma's Antonio Rudiger are still set to be completed, the protracted Romelu Lukaku saga has annoyed Conte, who wants the Everton striker to replace the outgoing Diego Costa, who will be rejoining Atletico Madrid.

Alex Sandro

It appears as is the Brazilian full-back will be remaining in Turin, with a new deal set to be signed. Image: PA

Chelsea had an initial offer of £55 million rebuffed by Juve and were preparing a follow up offer of £61 million but will likely now not bother, with Sandro's head being turned back towards the Bianconeri and their new contract offer.

(H/T 90 Minutes)

Featured Image Credit: PA

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

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