Manchester United finally agreed a deal to sign Alex Telles in October 2020, after months of claims from Portugal about interest from the Premier League club.

Porto have a duty to release the financial information for each transfer, and with Telles it was confirmed the Red Devils agreed to a €17m deal, €15m guaranteed and a further €2m in bonus payments.

Luke Shaw’s form since then has meant there’s been restricted room for Telles in the Manchester United team. During his first season with the club, the Brazilian made 24 appearances, with most of those coming in cup competitions.

Earlier this summer there’d been claims about a potential exit, although those claims didn’t turn into anything concrete.

Italian journalist Marco Barzaghi has spoken to Inter News about possible signings for Inter Milan in the remaining weeks of the window, and he said: “Telles could be another market opportunity, considering that Manchester United would give him on loan.”

Letting Telles go out on loan doesn’t seem like the best way forward for Manchester United. It would mean giving up on the 28-year-old less than a year after signing him, and if the club have decided he’s not the man they want then a permanent exit looks more beneficial.

Telles is currently out injured and is expected to return in September.