Man Utd likely to sign South American full-back this month

Brazilian defender Alex Telles’s agent is reportedly confident that Manchester United going to make an official approach for his client before the end of the current transfer window.

The 20-times English champions have missed out on the securing the services of Real Madrid’s left-back Sergio Reguilon to Tottenham Hotspur and are running out of time to look elsewhere to strengthen their defensive options.

Brazil international Alex Telles has been touted as a possible alternative for the Red Devils and, according to Portuguese outlet A Bola, agent Pini Zahavi is expecting to hold further transfer talks with the Premier League team.

Porto are believed to be willing to do business with the Red Devils and are looking to land around £18m for the 27-year-old defender, who has spent the past four years at the Estadio do Dragao.

Luke Shaw is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s current first choice at the defensive end, however, has struggled for form and fitness during his time at Old Trafford and Norwegian boss determined to sign a quality player to increase the competition.

Manchester United will start 2020/21 Premier League season with a game against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.