Man United closely monitoring €40m-rated Brazilian defender

Man United have been given the opportunity to sign Alex Telles for €20m after Porto lowered their asking price, according to reports in Portugal. Red Devils have made the signing of Jadon Sancho their priority for the remainder of the transfer window but the Norwegian boss is also keen to add a new defender to his squad.

The Red Devils have been in negotiations to sign Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, but talks hit a stumbling block earlier this week as La Liga giants demanded a buy-back clause. Meanwhile, the Dragons are open to selling Brazil international and the defender’s representatives have already travelled to England for negotiations with Man United.

Liga NOS giants had initially set a €30m asking price for Alex earlier this summer. But the Portuguese club are now wary of Telles being able to leave on a free transfer when his deal expires next summer and are now willing to accept a €20m transfer fee for the left-back.

The Red Devils are the ‘main interested party’, however other clubs are also interested. The 27-year-old defender, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Wolves, scored 11 goals and registered eight assists in 31 games for the Dragons last campaign.

When asked about further arrivals at Man United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said this week: ‘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.’