Man United closely monitoring €35m-rated Brazil international

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Red Devils are reportedly ready to enter the running for the transfer of Porto defender Alex Telles this summer. Man United are being linked with the Brazilian defender by several Portuguese outlets.

They cite Correio da Manha as saying the Red Devils are going to ‘advance’ on a move for Alex, while they also state that A Bola have run a similar story, which adds that Brazil international has a €40m release clause, though he could move for less than that.

Alex has shone in his time with current club Porto, and his fine form has also seen him linked with Blues in recent times.

On the face of it, it’s the London club that seem more in need of new signing at left-back than Red Devils right now, with Frank Lampard’s side linked in that Goal piece with a number of other footballers in that position.

Blues can surely do better than Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri, both of whom have been underwhelming at Chelsea in recent times.

Red Devils, meanwhile, have Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams as pretty decent options in that position, so it’s slightly surprising to see them chasing Alex.

It will be interesting to see how this saga develops, but it would certainly be good to see a talent like Telles in the PL in the near future.