Liverpool have been heavily mentioned in the transfer gossip columns, but most of the targets have been midfielders or goalkeepers.
According to Portuguese publication A Bola, the Reds have now turned their attention to Porto full-back Alex Telles, who moved to the club from Galatasaray in 2016.
The report claims that a £35m release clause is in the Brazilian’s contract, and it is believed that Liverpool are considering triggering it.
Last season, Telles made 42 appearances in all competitions, and in that time he contributed with 13 assists and three goals.
The former Gremio player has the ability to play as a full-back or push forward as a winger, which would give Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp a variety of options.
Andrew Robertson has made the left-back role his own, so Liverpool fans would not be happy to see the Scotsman ousted.
Given how impressive he has been, it is fair to suggest that Telles would be used as a winger if he arrived at Anfield this summer.
Liverpool fans have been tweeting their thoughts on the rumours.
Telles can play higher up the field so I believe he may be used for either CL football or maybe rotation for the LW/LM with manè
— Lewis Harrison (@LewHarrison2001) June 18, 2018
— Tsewang (@Tsewang82602645) June 18, 2018
Could he be planning on using both??? Maybe playing one as an occasional winger to rotate Mane? @andrewrobertso5 has a wand of a left foot ??
— Bobby’s Dentist (@cjcolesy) June 18, 2018
I don’t believe half of the stories
— Red Magic AGAIN (@RedMagicAgain) June 18, 2018
I wouldn’t be mad at it. A little extra depth and competition in that position wouldn’t be bad. There’s potential for Telles to be used as a winger if needed too.
— Jordan Patu (@Jordan_Patu) June 18, 2018
It’s called strength in depth
— Sean Fleming (@TheRealJustSean) June 18, 2018
This story is so fake! Fake news “In Donald Trump’s voice”
— Addicted Kop (@just110me) June 18, 2018