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Liverpool set to trigger Alex Telles £30m release clause

Following their poor finishing at the Premier League last season, Liverpool are keen on strengthening up their squad this summer despite landing Fabinho early this summer, the Reds are desperate to add one more player to their squad by triggering the release clause of Alex Telles £35 million, according to reports.

With the defense widely regarded as one of Liverpool’s major problem, which was proved in all their competitions played domestically or in Europe, Porto left-back, Telles is deemed to restore glory to the defense of the Reds.

The 25-year-old defender, who joined Porto FC from Galatasaray in 2016 for a reported fee of €6.5 million, was very formidable for the Portuguese club last season as he created 20 amazing assists in 45 appearances in all competitions.

It is unlikely for the Portuguese club to release their star player this summer following the departure of right-back Diogo Dalot to Manchester United and Ricardo Perreira moving for Leicester City this summer, but with a release clause set to be triggered the Dragoes might just as well spit out their fire to the Reds.

Joining the race to sign the Brazilian-born defender is Liverpool’s Premier League rival, Chelsea, who are yet to make contact with Porto after showing signs of interests in the defender.

However, the Merseysiders looks to beating the Blues to signing the defender with reports claiming that the Reds are on the verge of tabling a £35 million bid to the Portuguese side.

Should the reports prove to be true and Alex Telles joins Liverpool this summer, the 25-year-old left will be competing for a spot in the first team with Andrew Robertson, who joined the Jurgen Klopp‘s team last summer from Hull City for a fee of £8 million.

Alex Telles has been a key player for Porto as he helped them lift up the 2017/18 Primeira Liga title after 45 appearances fro the club.

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