Chelsea in danger of missing out on long-term target Alex Telles
Barcelona have reportedly pinpointed Porto defender and Chelsea-linked Alex Telles as a potential target ahead of the next transfer market.
Having enhanced his reputation with the Portuguese club, the Brazil international is considered as an attractive option in the transfer market due to just over a year remaining on his deal.
With one of Emerson Palmieri or Marcos Alonso expected to leave Chelsea, manager Frank Lampard is said to be interested in bringing in the left-back as a direct replacement.
However, according to the latest reports in Spain, Blaugrana are contemplating whether joining the hunt for the 27-year-old.
The speculation has emerged in spite of the Catalan giants having both Junior Firpo and Jordi Alba at their disposal.
The Dragons are likely to demand in the region of £35 million for Telles, who has contributed eight goals and five assists in 23 Liga NOS games this season.
Meantime, Serie A outfit Lazio are reportedly weighing up swoops for Chelsea duo Olivier Giroud and Pedro.
Both stars will see their current deals at Stamford Bridge expire this summer, and the pair have only made nine league appearances apiece throughout the 2019-20 campaign.
Pedro and Giroud both netted in the Blues’ 4-0 drubbing of Everton prior to the coronavirus outbreak, but the duo are supposedly not looking to renew their deals at Stamford Bridge beyond this season.
According to a report from AS, Lazio are keen to strengthen their attacking options and could potentially move for the Chelsea pair in the summer.