Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Juventus star Alex Sandro as the player has agreed personal terms with the Premier League champions, sources have told

The Serie A giants rejected Chelsea’s opening € 60 million bid last week but the Blues are now set to raise their offer to € 70 million.

Meantime, the Blues have agreed personal terms with the Brazilian star who joined Juventus for € 26 million in summer 2015. The former Porto man has been offered a € 7-million-a-year salary and he is believed to have snubbed Juventus’ contract extension offer.

Our Juventus reporter Nicola Balice claims Alex Sandro has already made it clear that he wants to leave Juventus and join Chelsea. Money is no problem, the player just wants to leave Juventus and join the Premier League champions.

The Blues will soon offer € 70 million and Juventus are already looking at possible replacements. The Old Lady has set sights on Monaco’s Mendy who, however, has a € 50 million price-tag. Man Utd’s Matteo Darmian and AC Milan’s Mattia De Sciglio are more likely to join Juventus than the Frenchman given their versatility and their lower price-tag.