Alex Telles agent, Pini Zahavi, has urged Manchester United to meet FC Porto’s valuation for the player.
There have been reports that the full-back has agreed a €4 million per year contract with Manchester United, but the clubs have not agreed on a transfer fee.
Reports from A Bola on Monday morning recorded that despite the player ‘keeping a total secret’ of the deal with United that his agent Pini Zahavi has been negotiating, ‘everything leads one to believe that FC Porto’s number 13 will soon become a Red Devil’.
The tabloid goes on to report that United’s opening day humiliation against Crystal Palace has made the move for Telles even more pressing, ‘with one of the gaps highlighted by critics being the lack of a left-back capable of creating the volume of the attack required by a team that continues to consider itself a contender for the Premier League.’
United is said to have offered the player a five-year contract worth £3.7 million per year, nearly four times his salary at Porto with Zahavi telling Porto that ‘he is trying to convince the Red Devils to meet the €20 million (£18m) required by Porto to sell the defender.’
So far, United has completed the signing of De Beek from Ajax with the Ajax youth graduate scoring on his Old Trafford debut.