• Alex Telles' move to Manchester United could be sealed soon, a report said
  • Telles adds more offensive options for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Another report said Solskjaer recently had talks with Jadon Sancho

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs more attacking threats and Manchester United is exploring options. It appears the Red Devils have found one in Alex Telles of FC Porto and an initial bid has been made, a report said. The 27-year-old is expected to give Luke Shaw some competition at full-back.

The Guardian reported that an initial bid of about $15 million was made for the Brazilian left-back. Telles can be signed without a fee due to a pre-contract in January.

Telle’s contract expires this summer and Porto is seeking roughly $23 million for the 27-year-old player. Though its bid is less than the player's valuation, United is confident about getting the deal done since its $15 million offer is close to the desired fee of Porto.

With the transfer deadline set for Oct. 5, a Telles move to Old Trafford could be sealed, with the 27-year-old also keen on joining the Premier League club. FC Porto could also benefit from the funds generated by the deal.

Speaking of transfer deadlines, United has reportedly not given up on Jadon Sancho even though the Red Devils would have to fork over a huge amount of money for him. Borussia Dortmund wants a staggering $140 million fee for the 20-year-old player. So far, the Red Devils have yet to make a formal bid for the England forward.

Though Dortmund has said that it expects Sancho to stay on with the club, reports are claiming otherwise. Dagbladet reported, citing unnamed sources, that Solskjaer recently had talks with Sancho and told the 20-year-old that a blockbuster transfer will be completed.

Dortmund gave United a deadline last Aug. 10, but the move was seen to have little bearing in the Red Devils' pursuit. Der BVB has since maintained that the club is keeping Sancho and will focus on the new season.

In an earlier report, Sancho appeared to concur with Borussia. He called out the media for sensationalizing the whole thing and prefers to just focus on playing football. However, he did admit that it was flattering to be worth that much money.

"I guess it’s a nice feeling to be worth so much, but again, I don’t really look at it that much," Sancho said. "For me, it’s about doing well for my team and doing well for myself as well."

Alex Telles of FC Porto
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