Chelsea are keeping close tabs on Porto’s defender Alex Telles ahead of January move, according to the reports from Portugal.
The 24-year-old Brazilian left-back has signed for the Portuguese club in 2016, joining the team for a fee of £5.75m, and has impressed in Portugal since then.
A Bola claims that the defending Premier League champions have sent scouts to keep close tabs on Brazilian defender in Porto’s 0-0 draw with Benfica on Friday night.
With Marcos Alonso, the only natural left-back at the Blues squad and Antonio Conte could try to lure Alex Telles at Stamford Bridge Stadium in January.
The Portuguese publication report that player who has left four year on his current deal he has £35 million release clause in his current deal.
Telles’ agent Fernando Otto spoke to Sports Witness in the summer over Chelsea’s interest in Brazilian defender
“When he went to Galatasaray, we had an offer from Chelsea for Alex. But at the time, we had already confirmed a pre-contract with Galatasaray, and we could not go back.
“But there was an information exchange, last year too. And I believe that maybe one day he will play for Chelsea. I don’t know if it’s going to be this season or the next. But I feel like one day he can play for Chelsea.