Deal Close: Man Utd on the verge to sign prolific South American defender

Portuguese giants, Porto are reportedly prepared to consider offers for Brazilian defender Alex Telles which are below the player’s release clause.

Although the 27-year-old star has been a vital player at the Portuguese giants, the Brazilian will depart in the current transfer window due to his deal expiring in 2021.

While Telles has a release clause in the region of £35m, it appears that Portuguese champions are willing to part ways with the 27-year-old for much less than that figure.

According to A Bola, Porto are now happy to accept an offer of just £18m, a development which will alert the teams in the English top-tier.

Premier League giants, Manchester United have been strongly linked with the player, while Wolves could also attempt to negotiate a deal for the attack-minded defender.

Further discussions regarding Telles’s future at the club are expected to take place over the coming days and he seems to be destined to make a switch to the English top-tier.

Manchester United only reliable left-back has been Luke Shaw and adding top-class player like Alex Telles could help them to improve their defensive end and compete for all possible trophies.