Antonio Conte’s debut season in England was a success. His Chelsea side convincingly won the league, he showed his coaching ability by turning Victor Moses into a starter for the Blues and seemingly found a system to eradicate David Luiz‘s erratic defensive ways.
To many the deal was a head scratcher and the Blues should have been targeting players of greater repute.
However, the Spanish full-back was arguably one of the most underrated players last season, and was influential in Chelsea’s 3-4-3 system, chipping in with six goals and three assists.
Ever the perfectionist, the 47-year-old Italian manager is looking to upgrade the champions this winter.
News that the club will go back in for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, however, comes as little surprise after failing to agree a deal for the Brazilian full-back in the summer.
Reports from Italian outlet Tuttosport suggest Conte will return to Turin to raid his former club for Sandro in the January transfer window. With that in mind, it’s worth reminding ourselves of why the 26-year-old former Porto man was, and is so in demand.