Chelsea in a three-horse race battle to sign Brazilian.
Chelsea are set to compete with Liverpool and Paris Saint Germain for the race to sign Porto defender Alex Tellas.
The left-back had a stellar season for the Portuguese outfit and was instrumental in the club’s triumphant success in the league last term.
However such impressive performances would attract the top clubs who have a wide range of scouts across the big leagues.
And according to reports from French new outlet, Le Parisien, the three clubs are intent on adding to Tellas to their ranks ahead of the 2018-2019 campaign.
The reports claim the clubs have contacted Porto over a potential sale although the Portuguese club are reluctant in departing with their prized defender as he remains an influential figure in the side.
Chelsea have held a long-term interest in Tellas and are actively on the search of a top defender with David Luiz seemingly set for an exit from Stamford Bridge after been deemed surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte and concerns over Marcos Alonso defensive astuteness.
PSG are also keen on a deal with sporting director Antero Henrique reportedly a huge admirer of the player’s abilities while Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp also seeks a further addition to the squad’s depth.