Everton and West Ham linked with Olympiakos defender Leonardo Koutris with £10million price tag

25 Apr

Everton and West Ham have reportedly ‘expressed interest’ in Leonardo Koutris.

The 23-year-old has impressed with Olympiakos this season and attracted interest from clubs around Europe.

Leonardo Koutris in action for Olympiacos
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Italian side Genoa saw a bid of £5million for him rejected in January.

Newspaper Correio de Manha claim the two Premier League clubs have already shown an interest in the Brazilian-born defender.

They also claim Porto have been watching Koutris and plan to sign him if Alex Telles leaves.

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TEAMtalk previously reported that Olympiacos had put a £10million price tag on the defender.

Four Premier League teams are understood to have sent scouts to watch him on international duty against Liechtenstein.

The left-back has played for Greece three times, despite being born in Brazil, after being handed his debut in November 2018.

Alex Telles looks destined to leave Porto in the summer with a number of top European clubs.

Atletico Madrid are understood to be prepared to meet his £35million release clause and would leave the Portuguese club needing to find a replacement.

Liverpool vs Porto: Injuries and suspensions leave Portuguese side with just 16 available outfield players

8 Apr

Porto will have just 16 outfield players available for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Liverpool.

The two sides will meet at Anfield on Tuesday but the Portuguese side will be missing a number of key players.

Alex Telles is a doubt for the match

Centre-back Pepe is suspended after picking up a booking in their last-16 tie with Roma when he clashed with former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

Porto captain Hector Herrera was also booked in that match and will miss the first leg as a result.

Pepe is suspended for the first leg

Left-back Alex Telles is also ‘fighting against the clock’ to be ready for the trip to Liverpool, according to the Portuguese press (via Sport Witness).

The Brazilian has a bursitis in his right hip that is causing him some issues.

O Jogo write that Sérgio Conceição only has 19 players available, with three of them being goalkeepers, due to injuries and suspensions.

In addition, three Porto players go into the match knowing that a yellow card will see them miss the return leg.

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Eder Militao, who is joining Real Madrid in the summer, Danilo and Otavio are all at risk.

Liverpool themselves will be without Andy Robertson who picked up a yellow card in the latest stages of their round-of-16 defeat of Bayern Munich.