Chelsea likely to face major competition from Manchester United and Manchester City for Porto defender, Alex Telles.
According to reports, Chelsea might face major competition from bitter rivals Man United and Man City in the transfer deal of Porto Left Back Alex Telles.
Telles is a player with desired qualities and as well very cheap to afford after Porto lowered his price tag in order to encourage suitors to seal a contract for the left-back.
The 27-year-old’s contract with Porto is almost up and the Portuguese side fear losing him without getting cash as he has made it crystal clear that he won’t be extending his stay at Estádio do Dragão.Embed from Getty Images
Chelsea have in the recent past been linked to Leicester City’s £80m tagged Ben Chilwell but likely not going to continue with the pursuit considering there are better cheaper alternatives available in the market.
Alex Telles is the closer alternative and the Blues might face a little draw down in the swiftness of the deal as reports have disclosed interests from Man United and Man City who also intend to strengthen their defense line with a player as Telles.Embed from Getty Images
Considered exceptional, Telles has managed to net 13 goals, providing 12 assists across all competition as he has made 47 appearances for the Dragões.
Initially tagged at €40m release clause, Telles will be let go if Porto can get any offer also ranging around €25m as they fear losing the Brazilian as a free agent when he contract expires in 2021.
It’s also believed Telles’ transfer agent, Pini Zahavi is in good terms with his three current English suitors and that has increased the likelihood of him heading to England.Embed from Getty Images
But its now left for the suitors to act quick as Telles will be available to anyone with the higher cash, sweeter tongue and clearer vision.
The Blues are the most successful in the current transfer window as they have made the most lucrative signings and as well have on multiple occasions beat competitors to winning players’ hearts despite still struggling to cling to UCL spot.
Meanwhile, Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola also has his eye on Chelsea target Ben Chilwell and can easily drop out of the chase for Telles to secure Chilwell’s after losing Harry Maguire to Man United in the past.
- Source: Skysports
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