Juventus have become the latest club linked with a move for Brazilian centre-back Alex.
During the summer there has been a lot of interest in the goal-scoring defender – Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Zenit St Petersburg are all believed to be keen on the 29-year-old defender.
The Old-Lady’s first choice had been Uruguay captain Diego Lugano who plays for Fenerbahce, but he has decided to stay in Turkey leaving the Italian giants to look elsewhere.
If Alex was to move, he would command a fee of around £10 million but it was leave the Blues short at the back.
His pre-season has not gone as expected and whilst the Brazilian has struggled with injury he did play in the final of the Barclays Asia Trophy last Saturday against Aston Villa.
by Scott Balaam