A section of Chelsea supporters on social media brushed away the claims that Alex Sandro could be one of their summer signings.

Calciomercato claimed that Juventus would use Sandro in a swap deal to sign Blues left-back, Emerson Palmieri.

Here’s how Chelsea fans reacted to the latest transfer update on Twitter:


Emerson has been linked with a move back to Italy for some time, with opportunities in Thomas Tuchel’s team few and far between.

Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso are firmly ahead of him in the left-back pecking order, with his only starts this season arriving in the FA Cup or League Cup.

Chelsea v Morecambe: FA Cup Third Round
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 10: Emerson Palmieri of Chelsea passes the ball during the FA Cup Third Round match between Chelsea and Morecambe at Stamford Bridge on January 10, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around England remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Juventus may look to be offloading their own full-back, with Sandro’s name now up for discussion.

The 30-year-old has been with the Serie A champions since 2015, following a €26m (£22.6m) move from Porto.

He is a five times Italian league title winner, with over 200 appearances for the Old Lady under his belt.

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TURIN, ITALY – APRIL 11: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Alex Sandro of Juventus FC controls the ball during the Serie A match between Juventus and Genoa CFC at Allianz Stadium on April 11, 2021 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Sportinfoto/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

However, Calciomercato report that Sandro’s potential departure might be to simply soften Juventus’ heavy wage bill.

A like for like exchange between Emerson and the Juve defender could save a substantial fee.

In today’s financial market, that would be absolute gold dust for any club.

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