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Chelsea handed boost in Alex Telles pursuit?

Chelsea are allegedly provided with a boost in their efforts to secure a summer deal for Porto defender Alex Telles.

Chelsea have seemingly been handed a boost in the race to secure a deal for Porto defender Alex Telles.

Having starred for the Portuguese giants in recent seasons, Telles is ready to take on a new challenge at a bigger club.

Aware that the left-back has just over a year remaining on his contract, Chelsea are allegedly looking to sign the Brazil international as a replacement for either Marcos Alonso or Emerson Palmieri.

According to Record, their chances of landing Telles have been made easier by Pini Zahavi now acting as the 27-year-old's representative.

Zahavi has played a pivotal role in Premier League transfers in the past, which Chelsea will hope remains the case during the upcoming negotiations between the relevant parties.

Porto are expected to demand €40m (£35.1m) - Telles's release clause - should they opt to sell one of their key men during the next transfer window.

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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