Manchester United may nonetheless signal Porto left-back Alex Telles earlier than the switch window closes subsequent Monday as they think about defensive reinforcements.
Whereas signing Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho stays United’s precedence for the ultimate week of the summer season switch window, there may nonetheless be motion on defensive targets, with Telles the most probably addition.
United have monitored Telles this summer season and the 27-year-old Brazilian could possibly be focused earlier than subsequent Monday, with Porto unlikely to demand his full launch clause of round £36million.
Telles is out of contract subsequent summer season so Porto could possibly be satisfied to promote for much less earlier than the switch window shuts. United had monitored Spain worldwide left-back Sergio Reguilon this summer season however by no means made a transfer earlier than his swap from Actual Madrid to Tottenham.
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If United signal Telles then the Brazilian will present competitors at left-back to Luke Shaw, and whereas teen Brandon Williams may also play that place he could possibly be thought of for a swap to right-back as effectively, having performed that position throughout his time within the academy.
It stays unlikely will signal a central defender earlier than the switch window closes, nevertheless. RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano has admirers at Previous Trafford but when United make a transfer for the 21-year-old it’s prone to be subsequent summer season.
The precedence for the ultimate week of the window stays offloading a few of the senior central defenders in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Chris Smalling hasn’t been in a matchday squad but this season and will nonetheless return to Roma on a everlasting deal if a payment will be agreed for the 30-year-old, whereas Marcos Rojo may additionally depart the membership earlier than subsequent week’s deadline.
However with Phil Jones nonetheless sidelined with harm for the time being he seems to be set to stay at Previous Trafford till January a minimum of.