Man United dealt blow to their hopes of signing £53million Luke Shaw replacement: report

Alex Sandro Juventus

Manchester United have been given bad news in their pursuit of Juventus defender Alex Sandro, with the Brazilian committing his short-term future to the Serie A champions, reports Gazzetta dello Sport via Sporting Witness.

The 27-year-old joined Juventus from FC Porto in 2015 and has made over 100 appearances in all competitions. Sandro has also represented the Brazilian national team on 10 occassions, and has been linked with a move to the Premier League due to his impressive form in Serie A.

Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly in the race for his signature, but the Red Devils have been told he’s currently not thinking about a move to Old Trafford. Sandro also reiterated that he still has two years left on his deal.

He said: “I have always remained focused on my work and my only thought has always been Juventus, with whom I still have two years of contract.” The defender’s agent, however, was open about the possibility of Sandro coming to England in the future.

Federico Pastorello believes the Brazilian left-back won’t sign a new deal with Juve as he’s considering his future, while saying he’s looking into the possibility of brokering a move to England.

His agent said to Rai Sport:  “The goal is to look around and he could still think about the Premier League. No doubt his non-renewal is a sign of his point of view.”

Sandro is rated at around £53m, so he wouldn’t be a cheap replacement for Luke Shaw. Despite the latter’s upturn in form, Jose Mourinho appears to be looking at other left-backs and might opt for a more prestigious talent to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title next season.

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