Allegri rules out Sandro exit

06 August 2017 09:13:40 EST

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has ruled out the possibility of Alex Sandro leaving the club and joining Chelsea this month.

The 26-year-old Brazilian left-back has been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge where he would be reunited with current Blues and former Juve boss Antonio Conte.

Sandro played for 45 minutes as Juve were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham on Saturday.

Allegri has lost Leonardo Bonucci and Dani Alves already this summer and is keen not to let another defender leave the club.

"Alex Sandro is a Juventus player and he will stay one," the Italian said of the former FC Porto defender after the defeat to Spurs at Wembley.

However, Allegri has hinted that Gabon international Mario Lemina could be leaving the club, with Southampton leading the chase for the 23-year-old.

"We will see what happens. We are in talks with several clubs," he added. "For the moment Lemina is still a Juventus player."

Juve are 11/10 to win the Serie A title yet again this season and 20/1 to lift the Champions League, after being beaten by Real Madrid in last season's final in Cardiff. Meanwhile, they are 8/11 to beat Lazio on 13th August.

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