Chelsea have reignited their search in the transfer market for a left back this winter. The Blues are seeking to provide cover and competition to Cesar Azpilicueta and their interests have turned to no other person than their old flame, Alex Telles. The Londoners were interested in the Galatasaray defender last summer but were pipped to the prize by Inter Milan. The Nerazzurris snapped up Telles in that same summer on a loan deal.
Even at that, Chelsea are not relenting in their bid to bring the Brazilian to England this winter as they will make yet another move for the 23-year-old defender during the January transfer window, according to the Daily Express. However, there seems to be a major stumbling block in this regard. Inter Milan have a £6.25m buyout clause in their loan deal for Telles.
This means they can activate this clause in the summer and make Telles an Inter Milan player officially. Chelsea may have to fight this another way as even Galatasaray’s hands seem tied as regards the player’s future. It is solely left for Inter to decide whether they want their man or not. As it appears now, Telles is favoured to stay in Italy considering that he is a favourite of Inter manager, Roberto Mancini who would be keen on making the deal permanent.
The Brazilian defender is currently enjoying life in the Serie A after a slow start to the season. He has featured in nine Serie A games so far. Rock solid in defence, resolute in tackles and with excellent positioning, Telles makes for an exceptional defender. It does not end there however, as he is also attack-minded. His rich passing game, darting runs along the wings and sumptuous crosses are plus for his team in attack.
Undoubtedly, Telles will be a valuable buy for Chelsea, if they can pull it through. He is one for both the present and the future considering he is still young and very far from reaching his prime. Chelsea may have to wait until the summer before they can talk business with Inter Milan or if they are so desperate for him, they could hold negotiations with both Inter Milan and Galatasaray. Both options are unlikely to yield much though, especially as Inter Milan are so interested and hold the advantage over Chelsea.