Porto reduce asking price for Man Utd to finally sign Alex Telles


Manchester United have been given the opportunity to sign Alex Telles for €20 million (£18.5m) after Porto reduced their asking price for the defender, according to reports.

United made the signing of Jadon Sancho their priority for the rest of the summer transfer window but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also wants to add a new left-back to his squad.

The Red devils have been in talks to sign Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, but talks hit a stumbling block earlier this week as the Spanish giants demanded a buy-back clause in the deal.

Meanwhile, Porto are willing to sell Alex Telles and reports in Portugal have claimed that the player’s representatives have already travelled to England for discussions with Solskjaer’s side.

Porto had initially set a £27.7m asking price for Alex Telles to leave earlier this summer.

According to A Bola, Porto are now wary of the left-back being able to leave for free when his current contract expires next summer and are now willing to accept a £18.5m transfer fee.

A Bola also claim that Manchester United are the ‘main interested party’, but other teams are also interested in his signature.

Alex Telles, who has also been linked with moves to Chelsea and Wolves, scored 11 goals and registered eight assists in 31 matches for Porto last campaign.

When asked about further signings, Solskjaer said: ‘We’re always looking to improve the squad, scouting players and, if something fits, both the financial bit and the football bit, of course we’ll try to make some business.

‘But we can’t know how the markets and how other clubs have been affected either.’


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