Just last week, the Portuguese media were reminding everyone that Chelsea, who could be on the lookout for a left-back this summer, were interested in Alex Telles.

Jornal de Notícias were the ones with the claims, explaining the Blues were one of two clubs alongside Paris Saint-Germain to position themselves for the Brazilian.

Porto, down their end, were reportedly only wanting €30m (€10m less than his €40m release clause) for their star player, which made him a relatively affordable target for the Premier League team.

Well, fast forward to Wednesday and Le10 Sport are corroborating all this with an exclusive on their website.

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Aware of Chelsea’s interest, Porto have supposedly let Frank Lampard’s side know they will require a €30m to let Telles go, and have done the same with the Ligue 1 champions.

However, it’s made clear it the ball remains in Porto’s court, and, as things stand, no agreement has been found.

It would be unlikely to see Chelsea make a move before the departure of either Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri is sorted, and we all know the pair have a number of suitors in Serie A…

But if one of them does exit Stamford Bridge, it’s pretty obvious who the Blues will turn to.