Man Utd ‘didn’t deserve a response’ after opening Alex Telles transfer offer

Manchester United reportedly made a derogatory opening offer for Porto star Alex Telles.

The Portuguese club are willing to negotiate the player's exit this summer for a fee of around €20m (£18m).

But according to O Jogo, United's opening offer was that low it did not even deserve a response from Porto, who were insulted by the first bid.

The Portuguese publication did not reveal the fee mentioned but it is expected to be around €13m (£11.8m).

United are expected to return with a better offer between now and the October 5 deadline, although they may have missed the boat.

Reports in Portugal suggest while a transfer could still materialise, Telles is now closer to staying at Porto than he previously was.

The left-back's contract expires at the end of the season and his current demands mean it is unlikely an extension will be agreed.

PSG have also been linked with a move this summer.

As for Telles, the player is said to want a move to Old Trafford and is ready to make the switch to the Premier League.

The player would be competing with Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams for a place in United’s starting XI this season, which has won one and last one so far.

But the former has said the club would welcome more players in the squad.

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

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“When you look around at how other teams are strengthening their teams, then we must also do it to keep up with the others.

“The pre-season we’ve had together is not the way it should have been. We’ve had a week all together.

“We haven’t been able to prepare in the way we wanted and that’s not an excuse, because we have the quality of players to be able to win games like this, but we weren’t up to it.”

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