Porto star Alex Telles has fuelled rumours that he could be traveling to Old Trafford by liking Patrice Evra’s post about it.
Telles, 27 years old, has emerged as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target at left-back and has agreed personal terms with United, but the Red Devils have so far failed to strike a deal with Porto over the Brazilian s price, with just over a week left of the summer transfer window..
The defender is determined to push through a move before the deadline and pleading for Porto to reduce their €20million (£18) budget.. 3m) asking price, given that the Red Devils cost him a closer to £12m.
Telles has been linked heavily with Leveraged.
The Brazil international has been open about his ambitions to move to United with Porto and eagle-eyed fans are convinced that he is desperate to join by his social media activity on Thursday..
He was ‘liking’ Evra’s post on Instagram about his days under Fergie as leftback United – the position that Telles is hoping to make his own at the Theatre of Dreams..
Here’s how supporters reacted to Telles’ cheeky hint….
Despite his place appearing to be under threat with the possible addition of a new left-back, Luke Shaw urged the club to add more signings following their defeat to Crystal Palace..
Shaw said TV2: We have a very good group but personally, I think that we need more players to strengthen the squad..
It can give a boost to us, he says.. When you look at how other teams are strengthening their teams, then also we must do this to keep up with the others..
United are also trying to strengthen on the right wing and centre-back before the transfer window closes..
Jadon Sancho remains Solskjaer’s priority attacking target, but the Red Devils have been forced to search the market for possible alternatives, with Borussia Dortmund holding up over the £108 million asking price for the young Englishman..
Talks have taken place over a possible loan deal for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, but the France international has no interest in a move to United.
And the club’s top – target at the centre-half Dayot Upamecano appeared to end his short-term future in Leipzig in an interview earlier this week on French television..
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