RMC Sport journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Manchester United are yet to make a bid for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.
Jose Mourinho has reportedly pinpointed the Brazilian as his primary target this summer for the left-back position, which was dominated by Ashley Young during the 2017/18 campaign.
The full-back slot is an area of focus for Man United this summer, with Porto right back Diogo Dalot set to be the club’s first signing of the window.
But according to Romano, United are yet to lodge a bid for the player despite their interest being well documented.
United are yet to bid for Alex Sandro. #mufc [Fabrizio Romano]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) May 30, 2018
Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato also claimed last week that Sandro, who has impressed for the Old Lady since joining in 2015, had not been subject to any bid from Man United as of yet.
Sandro was one of the main targets ahead of the window and some reports even suggested he could be the first signing of the summer at Old Trafford.
But while news surrounding Fred, Dalot, Toby Alderweireld and even Gareth Bale continues to spread like wildfire, the trail on Sandro has gone cold. Mysteriously cold. Perhaps this particular rumour, much like Fabinho, was merely pulled out of thin air by the national media.