REPORT: Manchester United Make £12 Million Bid for Alex Telles

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Manchester United have made an opening bid of £12 million for Porto’s Alex Telles, according to Jamie Jackson of The Guardian.

The Portuguese club are refusing to let go of the left-back for less than £18 million, despite his contract being up in June.

United have lodged their first official bid to Porto for Telles with personal terms reportedly already agreed.

Manchester United Submit Bid for Telles

Left-Back Upgrade

The Brazilian is seen as an upgrade on the full-back position as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks for more attacking input.

With concerns over Luke Shaw’s fitness and inconsistencies, and with young Brandon Williams still maturing after a breakthrough year, Telles is seen to be a perfect option for United.

The 27-year old can negotiate with clubs from January, and with the Portuguese club in some financial difficulties because of the coronavirus pandemic, Manchester United are hoping to grab the left-back on the cheap in the closing days of the window.

According to the BBC’s Simon Stone, talks are continuing with Porto but the club does not think £18 million is realistic as he could be signed on a pre-contract in little over three months.

Busy week for Ed Woodward

Manchester United are expected to be busy in the closing days of the transfer window with the likes of Andreas Pereira, Chris Smalling and Diogo Dalot all rumoured and close in some aspects to leaving the club.

Solksjaer is looking to be closing in on his second summer signing with Alex Telles ahead of a return to action against last weekend’s opponents Brighton tomorrow night in the Carabao Cup.

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