Manchester United ‘have improved £15.4m offer for Porto full-back Alex Telles REJECTED’ as hopes fade for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of landing the defender before deadline day
Manchester United have seen an improved bid of £15.4m for Porto full-back Alex Telles rejected as the transfer deadline draws closer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been desperate for a new left back to bolster his defensive options with Luke Shaw flattering to deceive for the Red Devils of late.
And Sky Sports report that United have had an improved offer for Brazilian Telles, 27, rejected in a blow for Solskjaer with the transfer window slamming shut on Monday.
Manchester United have seen an improved offer for Porto full back Alex Telles rejected
United have improved their offer to £15.4m for the full back but Porto are holding out for £18m
Porto’s asking price is £18million but United have so far offered £12m and £15.4m for the defender, whose contract expires at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
United are reluctant to meet Porto’s demands given that he will be available for free next year, but Solskjaer is eager to get the Brazilian in for the current season.
With 13 goals and 12 assists in all competitions last season, Telles’ attacking prowess makes him an attractive option for United.
The defender also helped his side keep 20 clean sheets in the Primeira Liga.
Solskjaer has been frustrated in his attempts to strengthen his squad for the 2020-2021 campaign with Donny van de Beek the only new arrival at Old Trafford.
But the Norwegian is finally set to see another player walk through the door with PSG striker Edinson Cavani having agreed a two-year deal with the club.
As Sportsmail revealed first, talks advanced quickly on Saturday and the Uruguay international striker will undergo a medical over the next 24 hours prior to signing a deal until 2022 on wages of around £210,000-a-week after tax. He is expected to be confirmed as a United player on Monday.
There could still be more new signings before the window shuts. Talks will continue for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho but the Bundesliga side are refusing to lower their £108m asking price.