Chelsea will rival
Barcelona for the possible signing of Alex Telles, the Brazilian
full-back who is one of the four signings targetted by the Catalan club
for this summer.
League side Chelsea are after a left-back and were interested in
Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell. However, the cost of the England
international is too high, with the Foxes demanding in the region of 90
million euros, citing Manchester United’s signing of Harry Maguire last
year as a reference.
A more economical option for the London
side is Telles, who is valued at around 40 million. He has a contract
with Porto until 2021 and the Portuguese club will sell this summer to
avoid losing him for free the year after.
Telles, 27, is also a target for Barça, who want to make a number of signings this summer to strengthen Quique Setien’s squad.
third option for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea is Marc Cucurella, who Getafe
would demand 25 million euros from. They signed the Barça left-back last
summer for just six million.