Chelsea are reportedly prepared to up their efforts to secure a deal for Porto defender Alex Telles.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the Brazil international had been identified as the Blues’ top summer target after impressing for the Portuguese giants.
According to A Bola, the Premier League giants have now made contact with Porto regarding a potential deal for the centre-back, who has less than 16 months remaining on his current contract.
The report claims that a summer move to Stamford Bridge is “inevitable”, despite Porto making every effort to extend the player’s contract.
The 27-year-old has netted eight goals and provided five assists from 23 outings in Portugal’s top flight this term.