Manchester United have made contact with Porto’s Alex Telles and are considering an initial bid for the 27-year-old left-back.
Telles joined Porto in the summer of 2016 and quickly gained a reputation as one of the most creatively powerful left-backs in Europe. During his four full seasons in Portugal, the full-back has made 39 league assists, collecting two league titles in the process.
Manchester United’s preference: Left-back and right-winger. A CB is also possible. #MUFC have contacted Alex Telles agents again tonight. He will insist on leaving Porto in the next few days. Man Utd are monitoring and considering an opening bid. There is also another option as LB. ? https://t.co/PYVtS8GKbR
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 20, 2020
Manchester United – who are monitoring the Brazil international – have held talks with Telis’ agents again, according to Fabrizio Romano. The news comes just days after United had already agreed personal terms with Telus.
Porto’s number 13 is one of three Manchester United left-backs targeted this summer. The club lost out on Sergio Reguilon after Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur snapped up the 23-year-old.
Teles played the full 90 minutes of Porto’s opener at home to Braga on Saturday – scoring twice and assisting another in a 3-1 win – but Romano reported that he was ‘to leave the club in the coming days’. Will push.
United finished 33 points behind champions Liverpool last season and have made just one signing so far – bringing in Dutch midfielder Donnie van de Beek. However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted the club were still ‘working’ on signings. Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace will do little to ease the fans’ worries.
Romano also claims that with Manchester United’s preferred left-back position all that remains in the current transfer window is a right winger, with the addition of a centre-back also an option.
Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho has long been touted as United’s main target for the right-back spot. However, the two clubs are understood to be at loggerheads over the player’s valuation and Dortmund have publicly insisted that Sancho is not leaving the German side this summer.