Chelsea are leading the race to sign €30m-rated full-back

According to reports from Turkey today, current Premier League champions, Chelsea have launched an official bid for Porto star Alex Telles.

The 25-year-old Brazilian left full-back, moved to Europe from Gremio back in 2014, signing for Turkish outfit Galatasaray amid enormous expectations.

However, an extraordinary debut season with the Turkish club was followed by a slightly damaging loan spell with Inter Milan back in 2015, leading to claims that he may not have the ability to break into the first team of a top European club.

Inter Milan finally turned down option to make the player’s move to Italy permanent in the 2016 summer, allowing Portuguese side FC Porto to seal a 6.5 million Euro move for Telles.

And it is at Porto that the Juventus Academy product has genuinely performed well, performing his youthful potential to confirm himself as one of the best left-backs in Europe in the last 18 months.

A good return of 1 goal and ten assists made in the Portuguese league and UEFA Champions League last term has since been added to another goal and six assists in the current campaign, leading to the player been linked to some big European clubs.

While it is suggested that Porto’s valuation is €30 million, an agreement is expected to be reached between the two teams, with the player set to possibly provide stiff competition to Spain international Marcos Alonso at left wing-back in London.