Chelsea target Alex Telles expected to start against Real Madrid – Expected Line-ups

Galatasaray take on Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in the 36th edition of the Santiago Bernabeu Cup tonight.

The Lions have taken a full strength side to Madrid including Chelsea target Alex Telles.

The 22-year-old left-back provided an assist in the 2-2 draw against Sivasspor on the weekend and has established himself as a first team regular since joining from Gremio in 2013.

Daily Star reported that the Lions turned down a £5 million offer from Chelsea for the Brazilian full-back.

Galatasaray manager Hamza Hamzaoğlu revealed that the club has not received an offer that matches their valuation of Telles.

Hamzaoğlu was quoted as saying: “We have not received a bid which matches our valuation for Alex Telles.

“Therefore we have not allowed him to leave. If a bid comes in close to our valuation we will consider selling.”

Former Real Madrid player Jose Rodriguez could also make an appearance against his former side although he is not expected to start.

Hamzaoğlu is likely to start with Selçuk Inan and Bilal Kısa in central midfield. Another Ex Real Madrid star Wesley Sneijder will almost certainly be in the starting lineup and Lukas Podolski is likely to start upfront.

Galatasaray will be without Chedjou, Semih Kaya, Burak Yılmaz, Hamit Altıntop and Felipe Melo.

REAL MADRID-GALATASARAY
Stadium: Santiago Bernabeu
Kick-Off: 21:30 GMT

REAL MADRID: Casilla, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Casemiro, Bale, James Rodriguez, Benzema, Ronaldo
Manager: Rafael Benitez

GALATASARAY: Muslera, Sabri, Hakan, Koray, Alex Telles, Selçuk, Bilal, Yasin, Sneijder, Olcan, Podolski
Manager: Hamza Hamzaoğlu

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