Confirmation imminent, as details emerge about defender’s Man Utd deal

Alex Telles has signed a four-year contract with the option of an extra year as he closes in on a move to Manchester United, according to one journalist.

United have chased the Porto left-back for a number of weeks but it has taken until deadline day to seal the deal.

Indeed the Red Devils initially refused to match Porto’s asking price of £18million, which almost saw hopes of the transfer end.

However the two clubs eventually agreed a deal worth €17million (£15.4million) on Sunday.

With United closing in on the signing of the 27-year-old, journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed to reveal details of the left-back’s contract.

The reporter says (via Twitter) that Telles will sign a deal until the summer of 2024, with the option of an extra year. The extra-year option is common practice at Old Trafford, with several stars on such a contract.

Porto were keen to sell Telles for a fee while the opportunity remained in this transfer window. Indeed the Brazilian’s deal in Portugal would have ended next summer, meaning he would have left for free.

There was also talk that United could wait until January to sign him on a pre-contract agreement. However the two clubs agreed a deal over the weekend to get the move over the line before next year.

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Although, United will likely have to wait until January to seal another signing.

Atalanta winger Amad Traore is unlikely to earn a Premier League work permit before Monday’s 11pm transfer cut-off.

United have also opted to bolster their attack with the signing of Edinson Cavani. The 33-year-old has been a free agent for a number of months, with the Red Devils making their move on Saturday.

However Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks unlikely to add a centre-back to his squad, despite Sunday’s hammering to Tottenham.

Club chief confident about Man Utd winger deal

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Meanwhile, Atletico Penarol’s vice-president has said he is confident United will sign an exciting young winger.

Uruguayan Facundo Pellistri should become the latest prized youngster the Red Devils have snapped up.

Barcelona’s Marc Jurado is another rising star to have joined the Old Trafford youth ranks in recent months.

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