Blues 5-2 to bag Sandro after two rebuffed bids

Chelsea have had two bids for Juventus star Alex Sandro turned down and Betway go 2-5 that the talented left-back remains with the Italian champions.

It's 5-2 that the Blues get their man, but Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was left with other concerns on Tuesday after his side were edged 3-2 by Bayern Munich in a friendly in Singapore.

The Premier League champions were 3-0 down inside 26 minutes but scored on the cusp of half-time through Marcos Alonso while Michy Batshuayi added a consolation four minutes from time.

Chelsea face Inter on Saturday, then they are 11-10 favourites to overcome Arsenal in the Community Shield on August 6.

Real Madrid are reported to have agreed a £161m deal for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. Spanish sport paper Marca claimed on Tuesday that  the Spanish and European champions have struck a huge agreement for the 18-year-old that would shatter the current world-record transfer.

Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion have signed striker Izzy Brown on a season-long loan from  Chelsea. The 20-year-old spent part of last season on loan at Rotherham, before a January loan move to Huddersfield.

Match in Focus

11:30 Su 25Feb BT3

Crotone v Spal

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Crotone have only scored three goals in their last six home matches
Expert verdict
Three successive defeats to nil have seen Spal get detached from safety but they can stop the bleeding by getting a point at the team immediately above them. Crotone blew their chance of opening up a gap with the bottom three by losing at Benevento last weekend while Spal have to be heartened by the manner of their 1-0 loss at leaders Napoli.

 

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