Chelsea have reportedly failed with a £5m bid for Galatasaray defender Alex Telles.
But the Turkish club’s manager has hinted that the 22-year-old could be available for the right price.
“We have not received a bid which matches our valuation for Alex Telles. Therefore we have not allowed him to leave,” Hamza Hamzaoglu is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.
“If a bid comes in close to our valuation we will consider selling.”
Jose Mourinho is in the market for a left-back after allowing Filipe Luis to return to Atletico Madrid.
Augsburg’s Baba Rahman appears to be at the top of his shortlist, but striking a deal for the £20m-rated Ghana international is proving to be difficult.
It seems that the Premier League champions are exploring whether Telles could be a cheap alternative, but the youngster has three years left on his contract in Istanbul and is reportedly valued at £10m.
The Brazilian has made 45 appearances for Galatasaray since joining from Gremio in February 2014.
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