Chelsea are reportedly set to cool interest in Juventus left-back Alex Sandro due to the asking fee.
The South American is understood to have been on the Premier League outfit’s radar for some time. However, money has so far been an issue.
As reported by The Telegraph, the West Londoners are not set to meet Juve’s £60m valuation of the 26-year-old, who has been told that he can leave the Turin-based side.
Chelsea were strongly linked with a swoop for Sandro last summer as well. However, the club will reportedly not pursue a deal any further if the fee does not come down.
The head coach Antonio Conte is understood to be keen on strengthening the left wing of the pitch and adding to his January activity, which has seen Ross Barkley land from Everton to £15m.
The Brazilian is also reportedly being chased by Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
Meanwhile, Manchester United and Chelsea have both made contact over a move for Porto ace Moussa Marega, according to stories.
Porto finalized a move for Marega back in 2016, and the 26-year-old striker was sent a loan to Vitoria Sports Clube ahead of the 2016/17 season where he netted 14 goals in 31 games.
His great form earned him a recall to Porto, and Mali forward has had a barnstorming start this campaign, betting 12 goals for the Portuguese giants.
Foot Mercato claims Premier League giants United and Chelsea have both been alerted to Marega’s goalscoring achievements.
It’s suggested both sides have aked for about the potential availability of the attacker in the January transfer window.
Antonio Conte is on the race for attacking improvements at Stamford Bridge, with Michy Batshuayi failing to impress the manager as Alvaro Morata’s understudy.
And, Jose Mourinho is on the lookout for new players up front after an injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.