Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Porto left-back Alex Telles for a fee of €25million (£22.7m), according to transfer expert Duncan Castles. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to strengthen on the left-hand side of his defence. Real Madrid ace Sergio Reguilon has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford but reports claim Real would want to insert a buy-back clause in any deal for the 23-year-old.
Telles is four years older than Reguilon and made his senior Brazil debut against Panama last year.
Castles claims Telles would ask for cheaper wages than Reguilon, with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain also interested in the player.
“[United] have been looking for a left-sided, left-footed centre-back and a left-back, or a full-back of some type, preferably a left-footed left-back,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.
“I can tell you that they’ve been offered the Porto left-back Alex Telles.
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“Twenty-seven year old, relatively cheap wages, €2m gross but out of contract in June 2021.
“Porto, I’m told, want €25m for the player who has been offered to Paris Saint-Germain, that deal hasn’t been able to be concluded.
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“The agent involved is Pini Zahavi, who does quite a lot of business out of Portugal and actually was involved in some stage in Neymar’s deal [to PSG in 2017].”
Reguilon, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla, made his Spain debut in the Nations League victory over Ukraine on Sunday.
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Reports claim Real would want up to €30m for the player, who is also linked with a return to Sevilla.
And former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson admits he is a big fan of the left-back.
“He’s an excellent player,” Robson said on the Gab and Juls podcast.
“He played really well in the game against Ukraine, he actually got injured in the very last minute with a twisted ankle.
“But it wasn’t just his ability with the ball going forward, it wasn’t his overlapping runs and his speed, it was also his recovery runs.
“Winning the ball back so quickly, he was outstanding along with Ansu Fati.”
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