Juventus Reportedly Set for Major Summer Sale Amid Alex Sandro Exit Rumours

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistApril 11, 2018

TURIN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 18:  Alex Sandro (L) and Paulo Dybala of Juventus celebrate victory at the end of the Serie A match between Torino FC and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on February 18, 2018 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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Juventus will reportedly sell a key player in the summer, with Alex Sandro, Paulo Dybala and Miralem Pjanic all said to be attracting interest from some of European football's biggest clubs. 

According to Fabrizio Romano of Calciomercato, the Bianconeri will once again move on a crucial member of the XI having let the likes of Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal and Leonardo Bonucci depart in recent seasons.

It's reported that the most likely man to move on will be Brazilian full-back Sandro, who Chelsea courted strongly last summer. It's added that a fee in excess of €50 million (£44 million) would not be enough to prise the left-back away from Turin despite his inconsistent season.

In addition, there is also said to be serious interest in two of Juve's key attacking players in Pjanic and Dybala.

According to Romano, both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are admirers of the former, and "there are those who have already sent feelers to the Bianconeri." The playmaker joined Juventus from Roma in the summer of 2016.

Pjanic is said to be attracting interest from some huge clubs.
Pjanic is said to be attracting interest from some huge clubs.Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images

As for Dybala, it's reported Juventus don't want to see him go anywhere in the upcoming window, but that if Real Madrid or Barcelona were ready to make a serious offer, it'd be considered.

Per Italian football writer Adam Digby, manager Massimiliano Allegri has hinted that a big summer is on the cards for the Italian champions:

Adam Digby @Adz77

.@OfficialAllegri said today "#Juventus don’t need to revamp themselves next season, we need another extraordinary transfer window." As the article above explains, I couldn't agree more.

As relayed in the piece, Sandro has long been linked with an exit, and given his dip in form, it would make sense for Juventus to take a big offer should one arrive. Dybala and Pjanic would be different situations entirely, though.

Pjanic makes Juve tick in the middle of the park. While Allegri has a lot of enforcers available to him in Sami Khedira, Blaise Matuidi and Rodrigo Bentancur, nobody is capable of dictating play like the Bosnia and Herzegovina international does in this Juve squad. 

As noted by WhoScored.com, the playmaker is capable of chipping in with his fair share of goals and assists:

WhoScored.com @WhoScored

Miralem Pjanic: Has played a direct hand in four goals in his last five appearances, as many as his previous 18 matches combined #JuventusAtalanta

So is Dybala, who, after being sent off in the UEFA Champions League clash with Real Madrid last week, offered a reminder of what he can do with a hat-trick against Benevento on Saturday. Per the Juvefc.com Twitter account, he's had an eventful season:

Juvefc.com @juvefcdotcom

Despite being played across the attack, deep in midfield, suffering a lengthy injury set back, a 'barren' spell and poor performances in some big games, Dybala has managed 25 goals in all competitions this season, including 3 hat-tricks. https://t.co/qL75Ie9q2N

Sandro would be a tough man to replace at Juventus. Although he's been hot and cold this season, when he's fully fit he can make a huge difference down the left flank. Finding a player capable of having a similar impact would be a challenge for Allegri.

Replacing Dybala or Pjanic would be almost impossible, as they are each two of the finest players in their position in the Italian top flight. If Juventus do want to get closer to winning the Champions League in the coming years, it feels vital they both remain on board.