Chelsea move for Juventus star Alex Sandro, Arsenal target Andre Gomes to stay at Barcelona

David Cooper - Writer 17:36 02/12/2017
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Chelsea bound? Alex Sandro.

The transfer window may not open again until January 1 2018 but that hasn’t put an end to plenty of speculation throughout Europe.

Here, we take a look at three big stories dominating the headlines on Saturday.

Will any of the following deals happen?

Let us know your thoughts.

ALEX SANDRO

Juventus defender Alex Sandro is keeping the door open on a move to Chelsea after the 2018 World Cup, according to the TMW.

The Blues missed out on the Brazilian during the summer but he is yet to sign fresh terms in Turin.

The 26-year-old would become the club’s record signing at £60 million if he is to put pen to paper on a deal at Stamford Bridge.

Sandro, who has three years left on his current deal at Juventus, is considered a vital cog in Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

He was impressive during Juve’s treble winning campaign last term, scoring three goals and providing five assists in 43 appearances.

RATING: 6/10

SPORT360 VERDICT

Given that Antonio Conte used to work with the player and more importantly, as wing-back, there’s every chance that he’d want to bring him to England.

However, Marcos Alonso has been a revelation on the left side and the quoted price is a bit steep for someone who is guaranteed a starting berth.

It would make sense for Conte to draft in a defender for a cheaper cost, but with the ludicrous price of some players in the summer transfer window, anything seems possible.

Alex Sandro.

Alex Sandro.

ANDRE GOMES

Arsenal have suffered a transfer blow after it was revealed Andre Gomes would not be leaving the Camp Nou in January, according to the Mirror.

The 24-year-old had been linked with Arsenal as part of a deal that would include Mesut Ozil going to Barcelona next month, but the move will now not happen.

The Portuguese star has started just four games this season and is currently out with a hamstring injury.

RATING: 3/10

SPORT360 VERDICT

It appears Barcelona will give Gomes another chance to impress when he returns from injury.

Gomes will to fight for his place among a star-studded squad at the Camp Nou for the time being, but should he wish to leave next summer, he will not be short of potential suitors.

Andre Gomes.

Andre Gomes.

JONNY EVANS

West Brom centre back Jonny Evans is the subject of interest from Man City and Arsenal, according to the Telegraph.

The Gunners reportedly had a £25 million bid turned down for the Northern Ireland international in August, with the Baggies demanding more than £30m for their star defender.

The club plan to offer Evans a bumper new contract with new boss Alan Pardew keen to meet the player after being appointed manager on Wednesday.

Evans has two years remaining on his contract at the Hawthorns after joining from Manchester United in 2015.

RATING: 6/10

SPORT360 VERDICT

With Per Mertesacker set to retire at the end of this season, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to move for Evans in January.

It would make sense for Evans to move to North London as he would be guaranteed a starting place at the Emirates Stadium.

Although Man City Pep Guardiola has expressed an interest in the 29-year-old, he may not be guaranteed a starting place if he moved to the Etihad Stadium.

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