Manchester United ‘agree terms with Juventus defender Alex Sandro’ ahead of potential £53million transfer
Jose Mourinho is looking to add a left-back to his ranks with converted winger Ashley Young first-choice as Luke Shaw fights to save Old Trafford career
JUVENTUS defender Alex Sandro has agreed to join Manchester United, according to reports.
The Brazilian full-back, snubbed by Selecao boss Tite for the World Cup is keen on a switch to Old Trafford this summer.
Journalist Duncan Castles has revealed United have agreed terms with the 27-year-old, but now have to thrash out a deal with the Serie A champions for his signature.
Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast: “This summer United have decided to go for Alex Sandro.
“They have put a deal in place with the player, the player wants to (join) and Juventus are holding out for up to 60million euros (£53m).
“They (Juventus) have seen the market and are thinking they can cash in big time.”
United so far have refused to meet the £53m valuation set by Juve who want generate funds to allow boss Max Allegri to revamp his squad.
Left back has been an issue for Jose Mourinho since his arrival at Old Trafford two years ago.
Luke Shaw was meant to be the long-term successor to Patrice Evra when he joined from Southampton under Louis Van Gaal.
However, Mourinho has never trusted the 22-year-old and has opted to play Ashley Young ahead of him.
In a bid to save his Old Trafford career, Shaw has jetted out to Dubai to get himself into shape with United’s head of strength and conditioning, Gary Walker.
United now look to have turned their attention away from Tottenham’s Danny Rose who looked odds-on to move to move to Old Trafford.
The move potentially would have allowed Shaw to reunite with his old Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino in North London.