Premier League Champions Chelsea have been poor at the back of the pitch for the whole of this term, they conceded cheap goals against ‘minor’ teams whom they should have trashed on papers.

One of the most shocking results recorded by the Blues during the second half of the season was their 3-0, 4-0 defeats to West Brom and Watford respectively.

Despite the addition of Emerson Palmieri from AS Roma during the winter transfer market, they couldn’t find a perfect solution to their defensive problems and they are now considering reigniting their interest in Porto defender Alex Telles whom they failed to sign before the close of last winter’s transfer window.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was keen on signing the 25-year-old last winter but saw his €20m bid rejected by the Portuguese giants and according to A Bola, the Stamford Bridge outfits are ready to pay €40m for Telles’ signature due to the release clause in his contract with Porto.

Despite not knowing who would eventually win the race to becoming Conte’s replacement, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich believes with the signing of two to three players— including Telles — the Blues could lay claim for the League trophy next season.

Fernando Otto, who is Telles’ representative, told reporters that his client would love to move to Europe very soon with Chelsea tipped as his next destination.


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