Atletico Madrid set to make £35million move for Porto full-back Alex Telles
- Alex Telles is considering move from Porto to Atletico Madrid for £35million
- The Brazilian has been key for the Portuguese club in Champions League run
- His move means Arsenal are clear to target Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico
Porto left-back Alex Telles is discussing a potential £35million move to Atletico Madrid.
The 26-year-old Brazilian has been a key figure for Porto and has emerged as one of the most coveted full-backs in Europe.
He recovered from bursitis on his hip to play against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter final last week and is in line to face them on Wednesday evening in the return leg.
Alex Telles is in discussions with Atletico Madrid over a £35million move from Porto
Telles is a good defender but also a creative, attacking force and that appeals to Atletico coach Diego Simeone who is looking to improve his options down the left.
Simeone had targeted Nicolas Tagliafico from Ajax but Telles is viewed as a more rounded player than the Argentine.
Atletico’s switch could help clear the way for Arsenal now to move into pole position for Tagliafico.
Atletico Madrid opted not to pursue left-back Nicolas Tagliafico from Ajax in favour of Telles