Porto have reportedly offered left-back Alex Telles to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as the proposed deal for the Brazilian to join Manchester United continues to stall.
Telles, 27, emerged as a shock summer transfer target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Portuguese outlet A Bola reported earlier this summer that the Reds were expected to make an approach for the highly-rated full-back.
The Brazilian full-back has become one of Europe’s most highly-rated full-backs after a series of direct goal involvements has seen him become one of football’s most offensively capable defenders.
Telles has featured in 195 matches in all competitions for Porto since joining for £5.85m back in 2016 from Turkish side Galatasaray (TransferMarkt) and has since gone onto contribute to a hugely impressive 83 goals.
Despite United’s apparent interest in the bringing the talented full-back to Old Trafford this summer so far a deal has failed to materialise after reports from Fabrizio Romano suggested that the Reds are reluctant to pay Porto’s full £18m asking price when Telles is out of contract next summer.
#MUFC in talks for different players but…
– won’t accept to pay “crazy” wages and agents fee for Edinson Cavani, talks on.
– won’t accept to sign Démbélé on a permanent deal as Barça asked, only loan. Not easy.
– won’t accept to pay €25m for Telles with 8 months contract left. https://t.co/84Wxqh8Bsn
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 3, 2020
However, with just over 24 hours left in the transfer window the latest in this ongoing saga again comes from A Bola who are reporting that in a last ditch attempt to get the money they want for their full-back, Porto have offered Telles’ services to arch-rivals Man City.