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Chelsea make initial contact to sign Brazilian defender

Chelsea make initial contact to sign Brazilian defender

Telles to Chelsea?
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Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talks with Porto as they seek to negotiate the transfer of Alex Telles ahead of the summer transfer window.

Blues boss Frank Lampard is expected to pursue a new left-back in the summer with Emerson expected to head through the exit door.

According to A Bola, Porto are prepared to sanction the sale of the Brazil international after he made it clear that he won't sign a new contract beyond June 2021.

Telles currently has less than 16 months remaining on his existing deal and it is claimed that the Blues are favourites to land his services from Porto.

He is comfortable playing in both the left-back and left wing-back positions and has enjoyed a terrific campaign this term with eight goals and five assists in the league.

The Blues have already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax for the summer but they are expected to make at least three more signings for the 2020/21 campaign.