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Manchester United 'given green light for £60m Alex Sandro bid'

Man Utd 'given go-ahead for Sandro bid'
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Manchester United are reportedly given the green light to launch a £60m bid for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro in January.

Manchester United have reportedly been given the green light to make a £60m approach for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro in January.

United are in the market for a new left-back having seen Ashley Young fill in in that position for the majority of the season so far, with manager Jose Mourinho still unconvinced by the likes of Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind.

Sandro is understood to be top of Mourinho's wish list in January, and Juventus are now thought to be open to offers for the Brazil international after being unimpressed by his form this season.

Chelsea saw a £65m offer for the defender turned down during the summer and are expected to revive their interest once the transfer window reopens next month, but The Mirror reports that they will face competition for his signature from United.

The Red Devils have also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose, but Sandro is understood to be their primary target and they have now been given the go ahead to launch a £60m bid in January.

United's local rivals Man City have also previously been linked with a move for Sandro, who has scored one goal and registered three assists in 10 Serie A appearances for Juve this season.


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1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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