Juventus star Alex Sandro – a long-term target of many Premier League clubs – has reportedly agreed personal terms with Manchester United, according to Duncan Castles.

Speaking on the Transfer Window podcast, as reported by the Daily Star, Castles claimed a deal for the Brazilian is close.

This summer United have decided to go for Alex Sandro. They have put a deal in place with the player, the player wants to (join) and Juventus are holding out for up to 60million euros (£53m). They (Juventus) have seen the market and are thinking they can cash in big time.

The transfer will be another high profile arrival for Jose Mourinho – who, in his short tenure at the club, has spent hundreds of millions. In this transfer window alone, he is set to add to the signings of Fred and Diego Dalot.

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Though the Brazilian was not taken to the World Cup, this is more indicative of the strengths of Marcelo and Filipe Luis rather than Alex Sandro’s own ability. Indeed, the Juventus full-back made 40 appearances for the Italian club last season.

Despite United appearing to have strength across the board, the left-back position is still one of high priority to Jose Mourinho. Ashley Young was used as a makeshift defender last season, while Daley Blind and especially Luke Shaw appear to be out of favour at Old Trafford.