Chelsea ahead of PSG to sign 27-year-old Brazilian full-back this month

By | June 7, 2020

Chelsea are reportedly ahead of PSG in the race to secure the services of Porto full-back Alex Telles.

The West London club are expected to sign a new defender in this transfer window due to the struggles of Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso during the 2019-20 season.

Leicester City’s full-back Ben Chilwell has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, however, the rumours surrounding a potential swoop for Alex Telles has also gathered pace in the recent weeks.

Ligue 1 champions were believed to be at the head of the queue for the Brazilian defender, who has managed to found back of the net 10 times and provided nine assists in 40 games for Porto this campaign.

However, according to Tuttosport, the Blues are in pole position to secure the services of the defender during the upcoming transfer window, which could allegedly run until October.

Telles has scored eight goals and five assists in 23 Primeira Liga appearences this season and would definitely strengthen their squad ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Telles has been experienced and good at the offensive end, he is a perfect fit for Frank Lampard’s system that needs an attacking-minded defender.