Liverpool FC set to trigger Brazilian defender’s £35m release clause – report

Liverpool FC are interested in a deal to sign FC Porto defender Alex Telles, according to a report

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Liverpool FC are set to trigger Alex Telles’ £35m contract release clause in an attempt to steal a march on Chelsea FC to sign the FC Porto defender, according to a report in Portugal.

Portuguese media outlet A Bola, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Reds are interested in a deal to sign the Brazilian defender in the current transfer window.

The same article states that Liverpool FC face competition from Chelsea FC but are ready to move ahead of their domestic rivals with an imminent bid to activate his release clause.

Telles would be capable of providing increased competition for Scotland international Andy Robertson and former Sevilla defender Alberto Moreno at left-back for the 2018-19 season.

Liverpool FC signed Robertson in an £8m deal from Hull City in the 2017 summer transfer window to provide Moreno with a competitor for a left-back spot.

Robertson was a revelation in the Liverpool FC team and the Scottish star started their 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev last month.

The Reds haven’t won the Premier League title in their history but the Merseyside outfit have finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

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