Manchester United are in talks with Porto over a deal for Brazilian full-back Alex Telles.
United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to strengthen his choices on the left and feels the 27-year-old can be a helpful addition.
Porto need £18m for Telles, who has one 12 months left on his contract and could possibly be signed with out a payment on a pre-contract in January.
Telles, who has one cap for Brazil, has scored 21 objectives in 127 video games for Porto.
Solskjaer is ready to make quite a few modifications to his line-up for Wednesday’s EFL Cup tie with Brighton, which comes 4 days after United’s dramatic Premier League win over Albion at the Amex Stadium.
The sport comes in opposition to the backdrop of a continued seek for new gamers, with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jadon Sancho remaining on the high of the checklist.
It’s understood Sancho is eager to maneuver to United, who’re anticipated to make a remaining supply for the England worldwide earlier than the switch deadline on 5 October.
With private phrases and brokers charges already agreed, it’s more likely to be a straight resolution by Dortmund, who’ve repeatedly stated they won’t promote Sancho after their very own 10 August deadline handed with out a deal.
Ought to they preserve that stance, Sancho is ready to stay in Germany till the top of the season earlier than re-assessing the state of affairs.
Sancho and team-mate Roman Burki did not fly to Munich on Tuesday for his or her Tremendous Cup match in opposition to Bayern due to “respiratory infections” though Dortmund stated each gamers had examined detrimental for Covid-19.
In the meantime, after Jose Mourinho famous United’s win at Brighton got here after the ultimate whistle on the weekend, Solskjaer has responded by stating Tottenham have reached the fourth spherical of the EFL Cup with out enjoying a recreation.
Spurs weren’t included within the second spherical on account of their European qualification after which acquired a bye previous Leyton Orient within the third spherical after their supposed opponents’ constructive coronavirus exams.
“It is a competitors you at all times wish to go far in,” stated Solskjaer. “It relies upon the way you wish to get there. You have acquired groups attending to this spherical with out enjoying.”