Man United favourites to sing Juventus key star

Manchester United have been hotly tipped to snap up Juventus star Alex Sandro, who is regarded as one the best defenders in Serie A.

And according to bookies BestStars, the Red Devils are vying for the South American as they look to bolster their options at the back this summer. Director of Trading Ian Marmion said: “Juventus left-back Alex Sandro could be this summer’s hottest transfer target with a number of Europe’s biggest clubs set to do battle for his services.

“Manchester United are now the clear favourites at 7/4 to become the Brazil international’s next club with Sandro’s versatility to operate as a full-back and winger undoubtedly making him a viable option to replace Luke Shaw.

“Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich can be backed at 2/1 to pip United to the signing, while Chelsea are priced at 3/1 to recruit the Brazilian defender.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has made Ashley Young his first-choice left-back this term with Luke Shaw relegated to a back-up role. The Premier League giants are expected to spend big this summer transfer window on a new man to fill the position long term.