Manchester United are pushing ahead with a move to sign Chelsea target Alex Telles and Porto are ready to sell if £27.1m is put on the table this summer, according to reports in Portugal via TeamTalk.
Telles has been a key player for Porto since arriving from Galatasaray in 2016 with the full-back making almost 200 appearances to help the club win 2 Primeira Liga titles and two domestic cups over the past four years.
However, the South American’s future at the club is in serious doubt as Telles has just one year left on his current deal and is showing no sign he’ll commit himself to Porto by signing an extension any time soon.
The situation has attracted interest from Chelsea as the Blues have reportedly identified the Brazilian international as a cheaper alternative to number one target Ben Chilwell – who’s being priced out of a move by Leicester City.
Frank Lampard is on the look out for a new left-back as doubts continue over Marcos Alonso while Emerson Palmeiri is expected to head back to Italy after falling out-of-favour and Telles is among the players Chelsea are looking at.
However, it seems the Londoners will face stiff competition as TeamTalk are citing a report from Correio da Manha [newspaper version] that claims Manchester United have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Telles this summer.