9am Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Alex Telles £18m fee ‘too high for Woodward’, Lingard to Spurs, Sancho deal expected – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED looked all set to sign Alex Telles but Ed Woodward has thrown a spanner into the works, according to reports in Porto.

However, the Red Devils CEO is said to be quietly confident that Dortmund will drop their £108m asking price for Jadon Sancho.

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  • TELL TALE

    The agent of Porto left-back Alex Telles is reportedly in talks with Man Utd to convince them to match his £18million asking price.

    According to A Bola, Pini Zahavi has told Porto he is speaking with the Red Devils to persuade them to not low-ball the club.

    It has been claimed that United believe they can sign Telles for less than £18m, running the risk that another team will secure Telles' services.

    Telles has already agreed personal terms with United, with it said he will earn £3.7million-a-year.

  • GET BIELSA IN!

    Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino believes United should replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa.

    Bielsa masterminded Leeds' return to the Premier League last season after a sixteen-year absence.

    Speaking on talkSPORT, Cascarini said: “I think Solskjaer got a lot wrong yesterday because he should have made changes a lot earlier. There was no urgency.

    “I was watching Leeds in the earlier game, and then watching Man United at 5:30pm and I was thinking, maybe United do need something different.

    “Not players, but maybe they need Bielsa.

    “Leeds are sure to excite in the Premier League this season having scored seven goals in their first two matches – and also conceded seven!

    “I’m looking at Man United and thinking they do the exact opposite of what Leeds do – they don’t take risks.”

  • GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United are edging closer to a deal for Porto left-back Alex Telles.

    Personal terms are believed to have been agreed with United hoping to thrash out a £18.5million deal for the Brazilian.

    Telles played coy when asked about his future after scoring twice from the penalty spot in Porto's 3-1 win over Braga on Saturday.

    Telles told SportTV: “I’m a guy who focuses a lot on work, people believe what they want, say what they want in the newspapers, but the most important thing is to be focused on my work.

    “You know that and so do my teammates, whatever happens, I’m focused on the club.

    “I’m here, I’m playing.”

    Meanwhile, Valencia have contacted the Red Devils with a view to signing Sergio Romero for £6million.

    Romero has been usurped as United's No2 goalkeeper following Dean Henderson's return to Old Trafford.

    Leeds are plotting a £12million plus add-ons move for United winger Daniel James.

    The 22-year-old saw a deadline day move to Elland Road collapse in January 2019 before joining United later that year.

  • SANCHO LATEST

    Bundesliga journalist Kevin Hatchard has been informed Borussia Dortmund have no intention of lowering their asking price for Jadon Sancho, and could even increase their valuation.

  • UNITED EYE SARR

    Liverpool's signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves means United are now in pole position to capture the signature of Watford wide man Ismaila Sarr.

    Sarr had been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, but the deal for Jota means that a transfer to the Reds is now off the cards.

    United meanwhile are still keen, and seen Sarr as a potential alternative to long term target Jadon Sancho.

    Any deal for Sarr will reportedly be worth around £40 million.

  • UNITED TO MAKE THEIR MOVE?

    After yesterday's loss to Crystal Palace and recent transfer activity from rival teams, Manchester United fans have been left clamouring for some new signings.

    It seems that some new names aren't too far away with the club looking to sign a left back, right winger and centre back.

    Left back Alex Telles has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past dew days, with a deal seeming to be edging ever closer.

  • VALENCIA KEEN ON ROMERO

    Valencia have contacted Man United with a view to signing goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

    The Spanish side are reportedly prepared to pay £6million for the 33-year-old.

    Romero will see his already limited playing time reduced considerably this season after Dean Henderson's return to Old Trafford.

    Everton are also interested in the Argentine.

  • ROMA KEEN FOR SMALLING REUNION

    Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is eager to bring Chris Smalling back to Rome on a permanent deal after enjoying a loan period there last season.

    Speaking in his pre-match press conference before facing Verona, Fonseca said: “I am in regular contact with Chris Smalling, I spoke to him yesterday.

    “He wants to come back to Roma and we want to have him back. I think that there could be an update over the next few days.”

    United fans however seem reluctant to let Smalling go, after dismal performances from Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof yesterday against Crystal Palace.

  • LINGARD TO SPURS?

    Tottenham are interested in Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, according to ESPN.

    Lingard has struggled to find a place in the United starting XI in recent seasons and could be eyeing a move away.

    A move to Spurs would see Lingard reunite with his former Man United manager Jose Mourinho.

    The report states United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reluctant to lose Lingard and has promised him opportunities this season.

    The deal could be contingent on Dele Alli's future in north London.

  • TO ELL AND BACK

    EXCLUSIVE by Alan Nixon

    Leeds are planning a second attempt to sign speedy Welsh winger Dan James.

    The 22-year-old was unveiled by the Yorkshire giants in January 2019 but his switch from Swansea collapsed on transfer deadline day.

    He eventually joined Manchester United for £18million in June last year.

    James — who played the first half of last night’s 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace — wants to give it a go at Old Trafford but has dropped down manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s pecking order.

    And James could again be tempted by a move to Leeds, either permanently or on loan.

    The Elland Road outfit think they can snatch him from the Red Devils for around £12m plus add-ons.

  • TELLES LATEST

    Porto boss Sergio Conceicao has refused to rule out a move for left-back Alex Telles.

    Telles have been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United before the transfer window closes at the start of next month.

    Conceicao said: “The market is not about me.

    “I am not a manager, I am a coach and I have to train the players I have.

    “Obviously I would like to count on everyone and if someone else came in, I would not be upset at all.”

  • SHAW-T STAFFED

    Luke Shaw has called on Manchester United to strengthen their squad before the end of the transfer window.

    United fell to a 3-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace yesterday in their opening game of the 2020-21 season.

    “We have a very good group, but personally I think we need more players to strengthen the squad,” Shaw said.

    “It can give us a boost. When you look around at how other teams are strengthening their teams, then we must also do it to keep up with the others.”

    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also lamented the club's lack of transfer business after their defeat to Crystal Palace.

  • TELLES LATEST

    Alex Telles has insisted he is focused on Porto amid links to Manchester United.

    The Brazilian left-back scored twice from the penalty spot yesterday as Porto beat Braga 3-1.

    Telles told SportTV: “I’m a guy who focuses a lot on work, people believe what they want, say what they want in the newspapers, but the most important thing is to be focused on my work.

    “You know that and so do my teammates, whatever happens, I’m focused on the club.

    “I’m here, I’m playing.”

  • LOOKING TO MAKE AMENDS

    Manchester United will be looking to bounce back quickly after yesterday's home defeat to Crystal Palace.

    The Red Devils are in Carabao Cup action on Tuesday night away to Luton Town.

  • VAN DE BEEK POSTS

    Manchester United new boy Donny van de Beek took to Instagram after scoring on his debut yesterday for Manchester United.

    His goal was not enough to save United, who went down 3-1 to Palace after VAR controversially awarded Palace a penalty before ordering a re-take, which was eventually scored by Wilfried Zaha.

    View this post on Instagram

    Happy to make my debut for @manchesterunited tonight, but disappointed with the result. We keep our heads up and go for our next game on Tuesday👊🏻🔴

    A post shared byDonny van de Beek (@donnyvdbeek) on

  • UNITED TO MAKE THEIR MOVE?

    After yesterday's loss to Crystal Palace and recent transfer activity from rival teams, Manchester United fans have been left clamouring for some new signings.

    It seems that some new names aren't too far away with the club looking to sign a left back, right winger and centre back.

    Left back Alex Telles has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past dew days, with a deal seeming to be edging ever closer.

  • ROMA KEEN FOR SMALLING REUNION

    Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is eager to bring Chris Smalling back to Rome on a permanent deal after enjoying a loan period there last season.

    Speaking in his pre-match press conference before facing Verona, Fonseca said:

    “I am in regular contact with Chris Smalling, I spoke to him yesterday. He wants to come back to Roma and we want to have him back. I think that there could be an update over the next few days.”

    United fans however seem reluctant to let Smalling go, after dismal performances from Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof yesterday against Crystal Palace.

  • GET BIELSA IN!

    Former Chelsea forward Tony Cascarino believes United should replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa.

    Bielsa masterminded Leeds' return to the Premier League last season after a sixteen year absence.

    Speaking on talkSPORT, Cascarini said: “I think Solskjaer got a lot wrong yesterday because he should have made changes a lot earlier.

    “There was no urgency.

    “I was watching Leeds in the earlier game, and then watching Man United at 5:30pm and I was thinking, maybe United do need something different.

    “Not players, but maybe they need Bielsa.

    “Leeds are sure to excite in the Premier League this season having scored seven goals in their first two matches – and also conceded seven!

    “I’m looking at Man United and thinking they do the exact opposite of what Leeds do – they don’t take risks.”

  • TELLES GIVES NOTHING AWAY

    After scoring twice and grabbing an assist for Porto in a 3-1 over Braga yesterday, the left back was asked about his future at the club.

    He said: “I focus a lot on my work, people believe what they want.

    “The most important thing is to be focused on my work, the manager and my colleagues know that I am with the club.

    “I have people who take care of that and I have to focus on work and the test was the game we played today.”

    It seems the left back is keeping his cards close to his chest, although reports suggest personal terms have already been agreed, and it's now just a matter of United and Porto thrashing out a deal.

  • UNITED EYE SARR

    Liverpool's signing of Diogo Jota from Wolves means United are now in pole position to capture the signature of Watford wide man Ismaila Sarr.

    Sarr had been heavily linked with Liverpool, but the deal for Jota means that a transfer to the Reds is now off the cards.

    United meanwhile are still keen, and seen Sarr as a potential alternative to long term target Jadon Sancho.

    Any deal for Sarr will reportedly be worth around £40 million.

  • PARISH POKES FUN AT UNITED

    Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish tweeted about his love of VAR yesterday, after the Eagles were initially awarded what looked like a soft penalty.

    Jordan Ayew then missed the spot kick, only for VAR to order a re-take which was slotted home by Wilfried Zaha.

    Taking to social media after the match, Parish couldn't help himself but to have a cheeky dig at the expense of supporters.

    He tweeted a love heart emoji followed simply by the word “VAR”.

    Parish then tweeted: “Superb all round performance – great start to the season.

  • OLE'S WANTS IMPROVEMENT

    Speaking after his side's 3-1 home loss to Crystal Palace yesterday, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called for improvement from his players.

    He told manutd.com: “I am very disappointed. I think it shows that we are short.

    “We are short in game-time, fitness, sharpness and we need to improve quickly. These were three points that we wanted and we needed.

    “There are 37 games to go, but this is a wake-up call. But it is also something that we knew we had to face when we went so far into Europe.

    “We had a short preparation time, but that is the reality so there are no excuses.”

  • TIME FOR TELLES?

    Reports earlier in the week suggested that Manchester United were in talks with Porto left back Alex Telles about a move to Old Trafford.

    And now it seems United are ready to make an opening bid, with Porto reportedly lowering their asking price to just £18.5 million.

    The talented left back contributed 13 goals and 12 assists last season for Porto, but with his contract expiring next summer, Porto are looking to cash in before Telles becomes available on a free transfer.

  • SHAW WANTS SIGNINGS

    Manchester United left back Luke Shaw admitted United need to make signings if they want to keep pace with the likes of City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs.

    Speaking to TV2 after United's loss yesterday, Shaw said:

    “We have a very good group, but personally I think we need more players to strengthen the squad.”“It can give us a boost. When you look around at how other teams are strengthening their teams, then we must also do it to keep up with the others.”

  • LINGARD LOOKING TO LEAVE?

    Jesse Lingard did not even make the squad for United's game yesterday, and a lack of game time may force the midfielder out of his boyhood club.

    Reports suggest that Jose Mourinho is keen to link up with Lingard again, in a sensational £30million scoop.

    A move to Spurs would come as a surprise, seeing as they just splashed the cash to secure the services of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon, but stranger things have happened.

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