Alex Tales: Manchester United in talks with Porto over Brazilian full-back

Alex Tales: Manchester United in talks with Porto over Brazilian full-back
Tales joined Porto in 2016 from Galatasaray

Manchester United are in talks with Porto over a deal with Brazilian full-back Alex Tales.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskazar wants to strengthen his options on the left side and thinks the 27-year-old will be a useful addition.

Wants 18 18 million for Porto Tales, with one year left on his contract and can sign a pre-contract in January without any fees.

Telis Porto, who have a cap for Brazil, have scored 21 goals in 127 games.

For a tie with Brighton in Wednesday’s EFL Cup, Solskazar is set to make some changes to his lineup, which comes four days later United’s dramatic Premier League win against Albion at Amex Stadium.

The game comes against the backdrop of a relentless search for new players, with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jadon Sancho topping the list.

It is understood that Sancho is keen to join United, who are expected to make a final offer to England internationally before the October 5 transfer deadline.

After personal terms and agents’ fees have already been agreed, this could be a direct decision for Dortmund, who have repeatedly said they will not sell Sancho after their own August 10 deadline passes without a deal.

If they should maintain this position, Sancho is ready to stay in Germany until the end of the stage before the situation is rebuilt.

Sancho and team-mate Roman Burke did not fly to Munich in the Super Cup match against Bayern on Tuesday due to a “respiratory infection”, although Dortmund said both players tested negative for the Covid-19.

Meanwhile, after hearing the news of United’s win over Brighton after Jose Mourinho’s final whistle on the weekend, Tolstoy has reached the fourth round of the EFL Cup without playing a game, Solskazar replied.

Touches were not included in the second round due to European qualifications, and in the third round their intentional opponents bid farewell to Bai Luston Orient after a positive coronavirus test.

“It’s a competition you always want to go ahead with,” Solskazar said. “It depends on how you want to get there. You got into this round without playing team.”

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