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Manchester United linked with Porto left-back Telles

Manchester United are being linked with a move for Porto’s Alex Telles as the club consider their options at left-back this summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have endured a frustrating transfer window to date, but secured their first major signing of the summer by sealing a deal for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek last week.

According to reports, the club are now stepping up their chase for a new left-back and are being linked with a move for Porto star Alex Telles, the Brazilian having attracted interest from several leading European clubs following his performances for the Portuguese side in recent seasons.

Telles was previously linked with moves to Chelsea and Leicester, though both have since moved onto alternative options, and now according to Portuguese outlet A Bola [via Sport Witness], United have ‘intensified’ their pursuit of the left-back, even claiming that the 27-year-old’s representatives having travelled to Manchester for negotiations ahead of a potential move to the Premier League.

Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla have previously been linked with a move for the player who has just a year remaining on his current contract at the Estádio do Dragão, though it remains to be seen whether United’s interest is genuine or a tactic to drum up further interest in the left-back.

United currently have both Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams as options at full-back, though the former’s concerning injury record and Williams’ lack of experience is believed to have left the Red Devils considering their options in the transfer market.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have also been linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Sergio Reguilon, the newly-capped Spain international having been voted as La Liga’s best left-back during a hugely impressive season-long loan deal with Sevilla last term.

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