Manchester United deemed clear favourites to sign Serie A ace

Manchester United are deemed favourites to pursue the signature of Juventus defender Alex Sandro this month. The Brazil international has been strongly linked with a Premier League move since the summer, where Chelsea failed with multiple bids for his signature.

According to The Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils have a clear route to the former Porto man with the Blues having pulled out of the race for the left-back services.

Sandro’s form has dipped since the start of the 2017/18 season, and it is suggested that the Old Lady would accept a fee of around £53m to cash in on his services this month.

Ashley Young and Luke Shaw have recently shared the left-back duties between them, but there is still a vulnerability in the position with Shaw, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind all struggling to impress.

Preferably, Mourinho would prefer a mid-season deal for Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose, but the Englishman is currently sidelined with a recurrence of his knee problem, which could hamper his participation.

The Portuguese tactician has publicly spoken about the need for additional finances to level up with leaders Manchester City, and they could be potential movement in the transfer market this month in order to preserve the runner-up spot at the least.

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