Atletico Madrid have reportedly reached an settlement with Porto defender Alex Telles, and can quickly open negotiations with the membership to attempt to agree a price.
The 26-year-old has excelled in his three years in Portugal, establishing himself as one of many world’s most enjoyable left-backs. The place has been the topic of a lot debate at Atletico, with Lucas Hernandez closely linked with a transfer to Bayern Munich, while Filipe Luis finds himself out of contract on the finish of the season.
The 2 events have reportedly agreed on a wage and the length of a possible contract, and Atletico should now negotiate a switch price with Porto.
The Brazilian is beneath contract till 2021 and has a launch clause of €40m, though Atletico are reluctant to pay such a price. As an alternative, they’re hoping to barter a discount within the price, provided that Telles is eager on making the transfer.
Porto have all the time confirmed to be prepared to half with their stars so long as they obtain a passable provide, with the likes of James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao and Jackson Martinez all leaving the Estadio do Dragao lately.
Telles has been linked with a number of of Europe’s prime sides previously. The likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Juventus have all been within the defender, however it seems as if Atletico have moved forward within the race for his signature.
Supervisor Diego Simeone is regarded as extremely eager on signing Telles, given the uncertainty surrounding the futures of each Lucas and Luis.
In late 2018, there have been rumours of an €85m bid from Bayern for Lucas Hernandez, and Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed to Bild that they continue to be within the Frenchman.