Liverpool were reportedly ready to trigger Porto star Alex Telles’ release clause during the summer transfer window, but no move came to fruition.

The Liga NOS club made strong attempts to retain their star man’s services in the summer and were successful, as they reportedly rebuffed advances from plenty of clubs across Europe.

Telles remains a key man for Porto and according to claims from Portuguese news outlet A Bola, he will be rewarded with a contract extension at the club.

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Porto are believed to be confident of tying up a deal to keep Telles at the club for the foreseeable future, with negotiations continuing to progress in a positive fashion.

The Portuguese giants are also ready to ensure that if Telles is to leave in the coming years, a premium price will be required. A Bola claim that a buyout clause fixed at €50m will be set in the Brazilian’s new deal.

This is likely to put off most potential suitors and given Andy Robertson’s consistently strong displays, it would come as somewhat surprising to see Liverpool revive their apparent interest in Telles.