Manchester United have reportedly been offered Alex Telles for a cut-price of €20m opposed to an original asking price of €30m as a potential deal for Sergio Reguilon is thrown into doubt as Real Madrid refuse to budge on their buy-back clause demands.
Telles, 27, has been with FC Porto since 2016 after he joined from Turkish side Galatasaray in a move which cost £5.85m, as per TransferMarkt, however, with less than a year left on his current deal, the Brazilian left-back’s future has been widely speculated.
Although Telles’ deal expires in the summer of 2021, European sides outside of Portugal are free to negotiate a pre-agreed transfer deal as early as January 1, 2021.
According to a recent report from A Bola (via Express) the talented left-back has been offered to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for as little as €20m which is €10m less than FC Porto’s rumoured original demands.
The report claims that United have shown the most interest in securing Telles’ services after negotiations with Real Madrid for Reguilon hit a stumbling block.
It is understood that Real Madrid’s refusal to budge on their demands to include a buy-back clause in any proposed deal for the highly-rated Reguilon has meant the potential deal is now looking increasingly unlikely to materialise.
A Bola’s report comes at a similar time that the Telegraph recently reported that officials at United are beginning to lose hope that the club will be able to secure number-one summer transfer target Jadon Sancho.
United fans will be desperate to see a breakthrough in talks for either Telles or Reguilon in the coming week as the Reds’ domestic season is scheduled to kick-off against Crystal Palace on September 19.