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Manchester United target Porto left-back Alex Telles after Bruno Fernandes inspiration

Alex Telles in action for Porto

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Manchester United are reportedly turning their attentions to the Portuguese Primeira Liga again and are interested in signing FC Porto left-back Alex Telles.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are reaping the rewards of buying Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in January, with the £47m signing completely transforming the team since his arrival, scoring eight goals and creating seven assists in the Premier League to help United to a third place finish.

The Red Devils have also raided Portugal on a number of occasions in the past, signing stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani from Sporting.

According to Portuguese publication Correio da Manha 27-year-old Telles is now in their sights as they look to find cover in the full-back positions. It is reported that Porto would demand a fee of around £25m for Telles, which could be seen as relatively cheap considering the amount United may be spending on the likes of Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.

His contract is set to expire at the end of next season, meaning Porto are open to the idea of selling him rather than losing him on a free in June.

Telles, who has won one cap for Brazil, joined Porto from Galatasaray in 2016 and has been an important part of the first-team ever since, winning two league titles and making 192 appearances for his club in all competitions.

Source- Mirror

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