Portuguese newspaper A Bola sounds pretty positive about Manchester United’s chase for Porto left-back Alex Telles today.
They bring a story saying the player is ‘close’ to leaving the Dragons, as his departure from the club this summer ‘starts being inevitable’.
Manchester United are highlighted as the main competitors for him, since the Red Devils ‘haven’t given up’ on the signing.
It’s claimed that other clubs such as Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sevilla have also been interested in Alex Telles, but it’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who have an advantage in the race.
However, A Bola also makes it clear that Manchester United are still to reach the price demanded by Porto, as the Dragons want to make at least €30m with the sale.
Alex Telles is protected by a release clause of €40m. However, his contract expires next year, and since he’s not accepting a renewal with the Dragons, they won’t risk losing him for free.
This just feels like the story being kicked down the road a little further, without a great deal of information. Manchester United have also been linked with Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon, although there’s been nothing in the Spanish media on that today.