Manchester United ‘will offer Alex Telles to Sporting Lisbon in their bid to swoop for in-demand Nuno Mendes this summer’… and Bruno Fernandes is ‘pushing the club into getting deal done for Portuguese starlet’
- Man United are preparing to offer Alex Telles for Sporting Lisbon’s Nuno Mendes
- Bruno Fernandes has been urging United to make an offer for the 18-year-old
- Lisbon want £34m for Mendes – so United plan on slashing the price with Telles
Bruno Fernandes has been urging Manchester United to complete a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Nuno Mendes, in a move that could see Alex Telles used as a bargaining chip.
The Lisbon left-back has impressed this season and United are eyeing him up as a potential addition when the transfer window re-opens this summer.
Fernandes, formerly of Sporting Lisbon, has been pushing for the Red Devils to make an offer for Mendes – but Telles could leave Old Trafford after just one season as a result, according to Record.
Manchester United are willing to offer Alex Telles in a move for Sporting Lisbon’s Nuno Mendes
18-year-old Mendes has been mightily impressive this season for Lisbon in the Primiera Liga
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will already feel comfortable with his left-back options.
Luke Shaw has impressed again this season with the first-choice with Telles proving to be a talented back-up as well as Brandon Williams, who sits on the fringes of the squad.
However, despite Telles’ contributions since his arrival from Porto last summer, he could be making his way back to Portugal sooner than he planned.
The 18-year-old Mendes has become an in-demand target for some of Europe’s elite with his performances this season in Primeira Liga.
Bruno Fernandes, formerly of Sporting Lisbon, has been urging United to make a deal for him
And Fernandes is now trying to pull strings behind closed doors in order to get United at the front of the line for Mendes’ signature.
According to the report, the Portuguese club want around £34million for the left-back and United will look to slash the price by considering Telles in a swap-deal.
Whether United will listen and follow the instructions of Fernandes is not yet known but they will not want to risk upsetting their talisman, who has registered 16 goals and ten assists in the Premier League this campaign.
Solskjaer is also wanting to bring in competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back, with Norwich’s Max Aarons and Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier being considered.