PSG ‘complete’ €25m deal for defender on Chelsea’s wishlist

Date published: Thursday 28th May 2020 7:53

Chelsea have been dealt a blow after PSG reportedly finalised a deal to sign Porto left back Alex Telles ahead of next season, according to a report on TodoFichajes.

The Blues are said to be in the market for a left sided defender with the futures of both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri unclear at this stage.

Alonso has been linked with a move back to Italy, with former boss Antonio Conte interested in a reunion with the 29-year-old at Inter Milan.

Emerson, meanwhile, is the subject of interest from another ex-Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, who is believed to be hoping to sign the defender for Juventus.

With both players possibly on their way out, the London club had identified Telles as a potential replacement and were hopeful of finalising a transfer due to their close working relationship with his agent Pini Zahavi.

In fact, it was reported earlier this week that Porto had informed the Blues that they would have to fork out €30million if they wanted to sign the 27-year-old, a fee that was significantly lower than the fee they were originally quoted.

That report also stated that French champions PSG were also in the race for his signature, though, and it seems it is the Ligue 1 club who have acted fastest and sealed a deal for Telles ahead of the competition.

The report states that PSG will pay an initial €25million for the Brazilian, but that price could rise over time with add-ons.

 

 

These developments may mean Chelsea will be forced to move on to other left back targets, with Leicester’s Ben Chilwell thought to be Lampard’s number one target.

The England international is keen on making the move to Stamford Bridge, however will have a much higher price tag than that of Telles.

READ MORE: Chelsea have been given the green light to make an offer for a promising defender currently of Barcelona.

 

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