Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Mertens blow, Alex Telles becomes a priority, Rice warning

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is yet to experience the craziness of the summer transfer window at Stamford Bridge but will get his first chance in a few months.

With Hakim Ziyech already arriving from Ajax in time for next season, the Blues have already bolstered their attacking options for the next campaign.

However, the rumours at Chelsea are regarding left-backs and today is no different with the Blues being linked to more left-sided defenders.

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Blues switch attention to Telles

Chelsea could turn their attention from Marc Cucurella and instead chase highly-rated Porto left-back Alex Telles this summer.

The Blues are continuously being linked with these two players, and according to the Express, Chelsea could leave Cucurella alone.

The Barcelona youth prospect has spent this season on loan at Getafe and has provided five assists for his team-mates in La Liga, as well as scoring one himself.

Alex Telles celebrates (Image: Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Getafe have the chance to sign the 21-year-old once his loan has concluded for just £5.5m and could sell him on for a big profit.

Portuguese media outlet A Bola have reported that Chelsea, Porto, Napoli, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen all hold a keen interest in Cucurella.

Porto could look for a replacement for Telles, if he does sign for Chelsea, and Cucurella could be the man to fill the void at left-back.

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