Manchester United Move For Alex Telles Comes To An End

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to bolster his side's options at left-back, with Porto defender Alex Telles identified as his primary target.

However, O Jogo is reporting that the Red Devils are finding it increasingly difficult to convince Porto, who value Telles at £18million, to sell the Brazil international.

In addition, given the proximity of the transfer deadline, there would be limited time for Porto to bring in a replacement if they were to sell Telles.

The 27-year-old is set to start for Porto against Maritimo on Saturday, meaning the Old Trafford club have just Sunday and Monday to secure a deal.

Porto manager Sergio Conceicao views Telles as one of Porto's most important players and is reluctant to let him leave.

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Unless they are able to bring in an alternative to Telles, it appears that Solskjaer will have to rely upon Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams as his left-back options for the first half of the campaign at least.

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