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Man United and Porto stand £6m apart in their valuations of 27-year-old star

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Manchester United and Porto yet to reach an agreement for Alex Telles

According to The Telegraph, Manchester United and Porto are yet to reach an agreement for Brazilian star Alex Telles.

The swashbuckling left-back is expected to become United’s second major summer transfer. However, as yet, both clubs are £6million apart in their valuations.

Dutch star Donny van de Beek is United’s only major summer signing so far. As our performances against Crystal Palace and Brighton have shown, we cannot afford to not strengthen the squad.

Manchester United and Porto are still to reach an agreement for Brazilian star Alex Telles.
Manchester United and Porto are yet tor each an agreement on Alex Telles

According to the report, the Portuguese champions value the 27-year-old at £18m. United for their part are unwilling to offer more than £12m. The Red Devils hope the player’s determination to make a switch will force Porto’s hand.

It has been a difficult window for United both in terms of incomings and outgoings. While we have struggled to make headway in negotiations for Sancho, the club has also struggled to get rid of deadwood.

It was only yesterday that Andreas Pereira agreed to join Serie A side Lazio on loan. The Italians will foot his wages for the season and can potentially sign him on a permanent basis next summer.

Donny van de Beek is the only major signing Manchester United have made this summer
Donny van de Beek is the only major signing Manchester United have made this summer

With the summer window set to close soon, time is running out for United to get their business done.

Our approach this summer has been characterized by a sluggishness that could see us get left behind by our rivals. Of all the top teams in the division, it can be said that we have had the worst window.

It is ironic that at the end of the last campaign, our third-place finish put us in a prime position to launch an assault on Liverpool and Manchester City.

Fred kept Brighton players away from Fernandes
United face Brighton later tonight

While those on the pitch have done their jobs, it would appear that the ones off it have failed to do theirs.

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United return to the Amex to take on Brighton in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Given what transpired between the sides at the weekend, it promises to be a feisty affair.

We made it all the way to the semifinals of the cup competitions last season. Hopefully, Solskjaer can take us a step further this season.